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A MAN whose body was found in the River Foss was unlawfully killed, an inquest has concluded 17 years after his death.

In 2008, the then coroner for York Donald Coverdale reached an open verdict over the death of David John James Clarke, 43, who lived in Huntington Road, York.

But now the senior coroner for North Yorkshire and York Jon Heath has quashed that finding and concluded that Mr Clarke was unlawfully killed.

“Due to further information coming to light, I am required to undertake a fresh inquest,” he said.

 

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