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Inquest to be opened in Gravesend after death of Peaches Geldof at her Wrotham home

PUBLISHED: 10:13 28 April 2014 | UPDATED: 10:16 28 April 2014

An inquest into the mystery death of Peaches Geldof will open this week. Picture: PA/Ian West

An inquest into the mystery death of Peaches Geldof will open this week. Picture: PA/Ian West

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An inquest into the tragic death of Peaches Geldof will begin in Gravesend this week.

North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch will begin the hearing at Gravesend Old Town Hall on May 1.

It is likely to be adjourned until a later date when a full inquest will take place.

A senior police officer will read a statement before the cause of death is revealed by the coroner.

The circumstances around the death of the 25-year-old writer and socialite remain unclear after she died suddenly in her Wrotham home on April 7.

A post mortem examination proved inconclusive and the results of subsequent toxicology tests are yet to be released.

Kent Police have said they are treating the death as “unexplained” and “non suspicious”.

Her funeral was held last week at St Mary Magdalene and St Lawrence church, Faversham, the same church where the funeral of her mother Paula Yates was held.

Sir Bob Geldof led the tributes to his daughter, who was married to musician Tom Cohen and mother to two sons, Astala and Phaedra.


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