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Coroner rules car dealer’s death was related to drugs and alcohol use

  • Inquest hears that car salesman died from lethal mix of drugs and alcohol
  • Grant Morris, 31, was found unresponsive at his home in Norfolk
  • Coroner unable to rule whether death was intentional

Time 8:20 am, June 25, 2022

A 31-year-old car dealer died after taking a deadly cocktail of drugs and alcohol, an inquest has heard.

Grant Morris was found at his home in Norfolk in an unresponsive state in the early hours of November 24.

He was pronounced dead a short time later and a coroner has now heard evidence about his death.


Morris’s mother, Sandra Telford, told Norfolk Coroner’s Court that her son began his career at a local dealership as a car salesman.

He excelled in the position and eventually worked his way up to the position of manager.

His inquest, held on Thursday (June 23), heard that he had a history of mental health issues and had been struggling to cope with the breakdown of his relationship.

It was also said that he had been experiencing difficulties coming to terms with his father’s terminal cancer diagnosis, Eastern Daily Press reports.


After hearing from witnesses, Yvonne Blake, area coroner for Norfolk, ruled there was insufficient evidence to determine whether Morris’s death had been intentional.

His cause of death was recorded as drug and alcohol related.

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Jack joined the Car Dealer team in 2021 as a staff writer. He previously worked as a national newspaper journalist for BNPS Press Agency. He has provided news and motoring stories for a number of national publications including The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror.

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