THE inquest into the death of a Year 9 pupil from Didcot who died last week is expected to open today.

The 'tragic' death of 13-year-old Harry Storey was announced to parents and students of St Birinus School on Tuesday morning.

A prayer service was held on Friday at St Peter's Church, Didcot, for the teenager.

Parents at nearby Didcot Girls' School, which shares a sixth form with St Birinus School, were also told of the teenager's death.

A joint statement from the school and Oxfordshire County Council said whole school community was 'shocked and saddened' by the 'terrible' news.

Read the full statement here

The listing for his inquest at Oxford Coroner's Court confirmed the youngster died on March 4 at Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.