Inquest into careers officer's death

Ray Dibbs died after an 'altercation' in Farnborough

An inquest into the death of a man outside the Old Courthouse pub in Farnborough in Hampshire has been opened and adjourned. Ray Dibbs, aged 36, died from a head injury after an 'altercation' outside the Old Courthouse pub.

The North East Hampshire Coroner Andrew Bradley was told the careers officer died the day after the incident. Mr Dibbs had been taken to St Georges Hospital in London for treatment, but did not regain consciousness.

Mr Bradley who was sitting at Basingstoke, was not given a cause of death. He ordered a post mortem examination. The hearing has been adjourned until June.

Hampshire Police said a 37-year-old man who was arrested has been freed without charge pending further inquiries.