Inquest opened into death of 14-year-old Reece Seagrave

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Another chapter has been opened in the tragic death of 14-year-old Reece Seagrave.

His inquest was opened and adjourned on Wednesday, November 22, at Nottingham Council House after formal details were recorded by senior Coroner Mairin Casey.

She said that the matter would probably end with the "conclusion of a criminal investigation in the crown court".

Cole Mackin, 18, has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Reece, after an incident on Tenbury Crescent, Aspley. He was granted bail and will be sentenced on December 19 when he returns to Nottingham Crown Court.

Miss Casey said: "Reece tragically died on April 20 aged 14. Identification was confirmed by his father.

"Circumstances surrounding the matter are currently subject to police investigation."

Reece Seagrave with wrestler Marty Scurll

She said that Reece was "pronounced deceased" after an ambulance crew was called to the scene at around 7.30pm. The former Bulwell Academy student was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre.

No details of the incident were given when Mackin appeared at the crown court and faced the city's most senior judge, QC Gregory Dickinson, the Recorder of Nottingham.

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Coroners court

The judge described it as a "terrible loss of life." At the time of the death, Mackin was aged 17. His address was given as Albury Drive, Aspley.

The judge told him: "You have pleaded guilty to the extremely serious offence of manslaughter.

"Part of the tragedy of this case is you did not intend him any serious harm at all."

While granting bail to Mackin, the judge warned him: "Please do not take this as any indication as to the outcome." As part of his bail condition, Mackin must not contact the family of Reece.

Flowers were left outside a house in Tenbury Crescent after Reece's death

After the death, floral tributes were placed outside Reece's home.

One read: "RIP my brother. Gonna be missed by many. Nuff love bro, sleep tight."

And his father Robert Seagrave said: "My Reece was the most loving, loyal, brave son you could ask for. He was such a nice lad. I've lost my best friend in the whole world."