Inquest into death of Essex schoolgirl

Woodlands School in Basildon were Leonie was a pupil Credit: ITV Anglia

The inquest of a school girl who died after being hit by a rugby ball is opening in Chelmsford today.

Leonie Nice, 12, died on March 13, after she collapsed during a Physical Education lesson at Woodlands school inBasildon. She was given CPR by the school's first aiders but died in hospital.

The inquest will determine if she had any underlying health problems.