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Wirksworth boy who died in mysterious circumstances named as Joseph Southam

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: August 04, 2014

Wirksworth boy who died in mysterious circumstances named as Joseph Southam

Wirksworth boy who died in mysterious circumstances named as Joseph Southam

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THE 15-YEAR-OLD Wirksworth boy who died under mysterious circumstances has been named as Joseph Southam.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out, after the teenager was formally identified by his family, but the results are yet to be released.

And the Coroner’s office in Derby has confirmed an inquest is due to be opened later this week.

Emergency services were called to the boy’s house, in Canterbury Terrace, Wirksworth, at 9.15am on Thursday.

He was found in a critical condition and taken to the Royal Derby Hospital where he later died.

Police said there are no suspicious circumstances behind the teen’s death.

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