A post-mortem examination on a young filmmaker whose body was found in a derelict building in Newcastle was inconclusive, an inquest heard.
26-year-old Lee Halpin had planned to spend a week living on the streets in his home city of Newcastle to experience what it was like to be homeless.
Coroner David Mitford said further inquiries would now take place and he adjourned the inquest until more information had been gathered.
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A Tyneside food bank has been ranked as the busiest in the UK. The Newcastle West End branch fed almost 22,000 people in six months.
A special tree planting ceremony took place in South Tyneside today (November 25) to acknowledge victims of domestic violence.