Inquest to open into Peaches Geldof's death

Thursday 01 May 2014 08.13
Peaches Geldof's body was found at her home on 7 April
Peaches Geldof's body was found at her home on 7 April

An inquest will be opened into the death of Peaches Geldof tomorrow.

The hearing, which is expected to last around ten minutes, will be opened and adjourned by North West Kent coroner Roger Hatch at Gravesend Old Town Hall from 2pm.

A spokesman for Mr Hatch said a statement from a senior police officer will be heard and the coroner will release the cause of death.

A date for a full inquest into the death of the 25-year-old is due to be set some time in late July, the spokesman added.

The body of the mother-of-two was found on 7 April at the home she shared in Wrotham, Kent, with her husband Tom Cohen, and their two young sons, Astala, 23 months, and 11-month-old Phaedra.

Kent Police have said her death is being treated as a "non-suspicious, unexplained sudden death".

A post-mortem examination carried out at Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford proved inconclusive, prompting further investigations.