THE inquest has opened into the death of a 23-year-old nightclub doorman who died in hospital.

Benfield Kabila Philip Griffiths, known as Kabila, died at Royal Bournemouth Hospital on Saturday, March 16.

Area coroner for Dorset, Rachael Griffin, opened the inquest into his death at Bournemouth Town Hall on Thursday, March 28.

Kabila was born on December 10, 2000, in Selebi-Phikwe in Botswana, but was living in Beaufort Road in Bournemouth at the time of his death.

Coroner's officer Philippa Morgan said Kabila was a single man and worked as nightclub door security.

On March 13 of this year, emergency services attended his home address after a concern for his welfare was raised.

On arrival to his address, Kabila was found in need of medical attention.

Dorset Police and South Western Ambulance Service conducted advanced lifesaving first aid, before transferring Kabila to Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

He passed away at the hospital, and was identified using his hospital ID and patient wristband.

A post-mortem examination did not take place, but a report was provided by Dr Chee, a consultant in critical care and anaesthesia at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

It provided the provisional cause of death as hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy due to hanging.

The coroner’s court heard how a police investigation was undertaken but found no evidence of suspicious circumstances or third party involvement.

Ms Griffin adjourned the inquest to November 21 at 10am.

She also requested statements from Kabila’s family, GP, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Dorset Police and the mental health teams he was known to.