Inquest opens into Wisbech man found dead in his cell at Peterborough Prison almost five years ago

Coroner's Court.

Coroner's Court. - Credit: Archant

NEARLY five years after his death, the family and friends of a young Wisbech man who died in police custody might soon learn the cause of his death.

An inquest into the death of Adam Bosson, 24, of Goddard Crescent opened today at Peterborough Town Hall and is expected to conclude tomorrow.

Mr Bosson was found dead in the cells at Peterborough Magistrates Court hours after being sentenced to a week in prison for non-payment of a £90 fine for drugs possession.

Many of his friends and family set up a Facebook tribute page following his death on February 20, 2008.

It was later linked with a tribute to Mr Bosson’s friend, Carl Parsons, 25, of Walsoken, who died in a car crash in Berkshire in September 2010.


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Mr Bosson was described by his friends as “a great young man who is gonna be missed”. An uncle, writing on Facebook, said: “What a great bunch of mates you had Adam. I’m sure everyone misses you as much as we do.”

Another tribute said how they “miss you every day Adam. Not a minute goes by when you are not in my thoughts. I never knew I could miss someone so much.

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“The pain you experience when you lose someone is indescribable.”

Today’s inquest was told that Mr Bosson was checked twice in his cell and found to be okay but was later found collapsed.

The inquest heard that Mr Bosson, at the time of his death, had been hoping to join the Army.

The inquest continues tomorrow.

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