Lancashire coroner rules man died on New Year's Day after spending the night before celebrating

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A Lancashire man died after going out to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

An inquest heard John Andrew William Wotherspoon died on New Year’s Day at a property in Peel Close, Blackburn.

The coroner was told he was found unresponsive after spending a night seeing in the year with friends.

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Recording a narrative verdict, a Lancashire coroner said: “John Andrew William Wotherspoon died on 1 January 2024 at 48 Peel Close, Blackburn.

“John was found unresponsive after celebrating New Year's Eve.

“Toxicological testing revealed that he died as a result of the combined toxic effects of alcohol, cocaine and morphine which John had ingested.”

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