Maddie Durdant-Hollamby died of stab wounds to the chest, inquest hears

  • Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Graham Stothard the inquest

The inquest into the death of Maddie Durdant-Hollamby has heard how the 22 year old died of stab wounds to the chest.

Maddie's body was found by police at a property in Slate Drive, in Kettering on 27 August following a report a report of concern for her welfare.

The body of Benjamin Green, 41, was also found at the same property, which he owned, and it was previously confirmed that the two had been in a relationship.

Benjamin Green, whose body was found next to Ms Durdant-Hollamby with self inflicted wounds

Police have said that he died from self-inflicted knife wounds.

Senior coroner for Northamptonshire Anne Pember told a brief inquest today that Maddie Durdant-Hollamby's body was identified by her father.

A cause of death was also read to the court as stab wounds to the chest.

The coroner adjourned the inquest until January 13, next year.

The force said Ms Durdant-Hollamby’s death was being treated as murder and no-one else was being sought in connection with the incident.

Her family previously paid tribute to her saying: "We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Maddie, our beautiful daughter, sister, granddaughter and niece.

"Our hearts are broken and we cannot begin to imagine life without her. The shock and pain we are feeling is indescribable.

"She was a beautiful person both inside and out, who loved nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.

"Maddie was a kind, caring, thoughtful young woman, who touched the lives of everyone she met.

"A talented dancer, her creative talent continued through school and into her career in marketing. Her life has been sadly cut short just as her career was blossoming.

"Our thoughts are with everybody who knew and loved Maddie as much as we did."