Bury St Edmunds choirboy found with belt around neck may have been trying to improve his voice

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A choirboy found dead with a belt around his neck may have been trying to improve his voice, an inquest has heard.

Twelve-year-old Ranulph Edward Morgan-Gooch, known as Edward, was a pupil at St James Middle School in Bury St Edmunds and had been happy both at school and with his role in St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s choir, his inquest was told this week.

“This was a tragic act that went wrong but an act committed without any intent to harm himself,” said coroner Peter Dean, who recorded a verdict of accidental death.

He was found at home by his mother Julia Gooch on November 2 last year.

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