Dewsbury man found dead in a chimney

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A Dewsbury man was found dead in the chimney of a Derby firm of solicitors.

The discovery was made at Moody and Woolley Solicitors on May 1 after staff raised concerns about a smell and flies in the office.

The man was named as Kevin Gough, 43, from Dewsbury at an inquest on Friday (3).

Derby and South Derbyshire Coroners office heard he was unemployed and single.

Mr Gough had no fixed address. His last registered address was in St Helens, Merseyside.

The inquest heard that police officers identified Mr Gough by taking fingerprints from his remains.

He was found when staff at Moody and Woolley asked a pest control firm to tackle a strange smell which was coming from the chimney.

Following the discovery, police were called and the body was taken to the mortuary.

A post-mortem examination was carried out on Thursday.

Police are not treating Mr Gough’s death as suspicious.

Coroner Dr Robert Hunter adjourned the inquest for further investigations.