Student found in distress after drink, drugs party

HORRIFIED friends have told of waking in the early hours to find a student from Shelf dying in bed after a drink and drugs-fuelled party.

An inquest opening into the death of 18-year-old Adam Bradley Dixon heard he had attended the party at his halls of residence at Beckett Park in Far Headingley on the night of January 7.

Giving evidence, Coroner’s Officer Richard Musgrove told Leeds Coroner’s Court: “A party took place and I am led to believe that alcohol and recreational drugs were used throughout the night.”

The court heard that Adam and his friends had gone to bed following the pre-term party at around 1am.

At around 5am, one of the group woke to use the bathroom, waking the rest of his friends.

It was then that they discovered Adam “in distress” and called for an ambulance, the court heard.

Paramedics attended but were unable to revive him and he was pronounced dead just after 5.30am.

A full police investigation is being carried out, led by the Homicide and Major Inquiries Team.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Adam, a first year multi- media technology student at Leeds Metropolitan University, was identified by his father David.

A 22-year-old man – believed to be from the Headingley area – was arrested on suspicion of supplying Adam with drugs and has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff adjourned the inquest, pending further reports and issued a cremation order.

As reported by the Courier, Adam’s parents David and Tracey, said: “Adam was a wonderful son and brother, who we were extremely proud of.

“He touched the lives of all the people he met. We are absolutely devastated by our tragic loss and would ask that we be left to grieve in peace at this extremely sad time.”