Inquest opens after body of missing Chesterfield man is found

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An inquest has been opened into the death of a man whose body was found in a field.

Alistair Gosney, 26, was reported missing from his home in Chaucer Road, Chesterfield, on Monday, January 12.

Police found his body while searching a field off Lower Alley, Calow, three days later.

During a hearing at Chesterfield coroners’ court this afternoon, PC John Careless, of Derbyshire police, said: “Investigations into the circumstances surrounding his death are continuing.

“It’s an upsetting and tragic time for his family.”

Coroner James Newman said his office was still awaiting post-mortem results into Mr Gosney’s death and adjourned the inquest to a later date.