Wirksworth man's death was linked to drugs

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The death of a man in the Derbyshire Dales was drug-related, an inquest found.

Neil Brightwell, 44, was found dead in his home on Water Lane, Wirksworth, on May 25.

Coroner Peter Nieto told Chesterfield coroners' court on Friday: "Mr Brightwell died due to the toxic combined effects of morphine and other medications."

The cause of death was recorded as morphine and tramadol misue.

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