Inquest told Channel 4 medic's cause of death 'unknown' as hearing adjourned

Daniel Duffield
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An inquest into the death of a TV medic, who was found dead in Hednesford, has been opened and adjourned. The body of Daniel Duffield, who starred in Channel 4's 999: On the Frontline, was discovered at a house in Alpine Drive on June 25.

The West Midlands Ambulance Service worker, from Cannock, was found alongside 22-year-old Lauren Evans, from Bridgend, South Wales. Their deaths sparked a murder probe, with Staffordshire Police later confirming it was "not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths".

Staffordshire and Stoke Coroner's Service opened the inquest into 24-year-old Daniel's death on Monday, July 8. During the short hearing, the court heard he'd been identified by his father, and a cause of death had not been ascertained.

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The inquest was adjourned for a full hearing to take place - a date has not yet been set, but its believed it will take place within the next six months. An inquest concerning Lauren's death opened on Wednesday, July 3, and was also adjourned.

Staffordshire Police recently confirmed officers were treating Lauren's death as murder. Detective Inspector Louise Booker, from the force's major investigations department, said: “Following the launch of our investigation and enquiries conducted by our major investigations team, we are treating Lauren’s death as a murder.

"We want to reassure the community that we are not seeking any other party in connection with Lauren’s death and are continuing to build a file for HM Coroner. I can’t begin to imagine the pain that the families are feeling after this tragic incident and our thoughts remain with the families of those affected.”