THE horrific murder of a vulnerable 21-year-old man is being examined at an inquest in Bournemouth this week.

Acting Senior Dorset Coroner Brendan Allen and a jury are hearing details of the death of Poole man Phillip Nicholson.

The inquest is due to take four days and a conclusion will be reached at the end.

Mr Nicholson, who lived in supported accommodation in Parkstone, was lured to a flat shared by Richard Moors and Isabella Gossling in Sea Road, Boscombe on May 26 2015.

Moors, 26, and Gossling, 20, told him he was going to meet Moors’ female cousin.

But once inside the flat he was tormented and killed.

The 17-minute attack, in which Mr Nicholson’s throat was slashed, was recorded on Gossling’s phone.

The couple, who got engaged hours after the vicious attack, were captured on CCTV strolling away from the flat holding hands.

They were jailed for life following a trial at Winchester Crown Court with a judge ordering that Moors serve at least 22 years behind bars and Gossling at least 19 years.

Jurors listened to a harrowing recording in which Gossling told Mr Nicholson he would not be allowed to return home as he wept and begged them to be his friends.

Six days earlier he had been invited to the flat, also under the pretext of meeting a woman. He was held captive, his phone was taken away from him and he was recorded ‘confessing’ to raping Gossling in 2014 when the pair were in a relationship.

The court heard there was no evidence that the alleged rape took place.