The inquest into the death of Durham University student Sope Peters is expected to open today.
The body of the 20-year-old was found in the River Wear earlier this month.
Sope, who was in his second year of an economics degree at Durham University, was last seen in Klute bar on 29th October.His body was discovered in the river between Prebends Bridge and Framwellgate Bridge almost six weeks after his disappearance.
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He has admitted his squad were simply not good enough to avoid another scrap for Barclays Premier League survival.
The incident took place on Sunday October 4th close to Marton Road in the town.
71-year-old Robert Howard was in jail at HMP Frankland and was due to give evidence at a re-ordered inquest in Belfast.