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Witney lake death inquest set to open
8:40am Tuesday 25th February 2014 in Headlines
An inquest into the death of a 37-year-old man whose body was found in a lake will be held today.
The body of James Bartlett, of Corn Street, was discovered on August 1 last year after a member of the public found his dog Nightingale and a pile of clothes beside Ducklington Lake.
Specialist teams searched for his body using boats, dogs and helicopters.
The former Henry Box School pupil was described by a school friend as a well-known character around the town who was never seen without his black-and-white Collie.
The hearing starts at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court, in New Road, at noon.