‘Opium’ death of Nelson man (49)

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An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a Nelson man.

An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of a Nelson man.

Michael Simpson (49) died at home in Morris Street on July 29th.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be opium toxicity.

Mr Simpson was known to suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had recently been treated in hospital.

A full inquest will be held on January 19th.