A man died from a heroin overdose on Boxing Day, an inquest heard yesterday.

Matthew Ducharme, 30, from Leicester, was found unconscious in his partner’s home in Ribston Close, Banbury, on December 26 last year.

At an inquest into his death at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court in County Hall yesterday, coroner Darren Salter gave a verdict of drug related death. A medical cause of death was given as heroin overdose.