A CORONER adjourned the inquest into the death of a Northwich teenager in order to call more witnesses to give evidence.
The family of Michael Igoe of Royal Gardens, Davenham, sat through almost three hours of evidence at the inquest last Wednesday before the hearing was adjourned.
The popular 17-year-old tragically drowned in the River Weaver earlier this year.
The inquest heard how Michael, whose mother Helen called the “perfect son”, was enjoying a night out on the town with his friends on Saturday, July 5, before going on holiday to France to see his girlfriend, when he became separated from his friends.
His body was dragged out of the Weaver the following Monday morning.
Deputy coroner for Cheshire Dr Janet Napier told the inquest at Crewe Law Courts that an adjournment was necessary to call further witnesses, including the last person believed to have seen Michael alive on the evening of July 4 at the Amber Lounge on Northwich High Street.
A week after his death scores of mourners packed St Wilfrid’s RC Church to remember Michael, a former St Nicholas High School pupil who worked for his family’s construction firm.