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Construction worker, 35, found dead in Telford woodland, inquest told

A construction worker was found dead in woodland in Telford, an inquest has heard.

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Ricky Briffa, aged 35, was at home with a friend last Monday, December 4, but he left at around 4am and did not return.

His family and friends became concerned. A search was carried out and Mr Briffa was found dead in a woodland area in Oakengates the following day at 12.48am.

His body was identified by a friend.

An inquest into the death of Mr Briffa was opened at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, on Friday, and adjourned to March 3 next year by Heath Westerman, deputy coroner for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.

Mr Westerman said: "I offer my sincere condolences to the family."

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