The inquest into the death of a Watford man who died suddenly has been opened by the coroner's service.

Police were called to Edward Amey Close by the ambulance service on Thursday (November 29) at about 6.45pm.

According to officers, on arrival a man was found to be unwell and was taken to Watford General Hospital for treatment. He died a short time later.

The coroner's service has confirmed the man was 21-year-old William Leighton.

His inquest was opened and adjourned on Tuesday, December 4. Cause of death, subject to an inquest, is awaiting results of histology and toxicology.

Friends and family have paid tribute to Mr Leighton by joining a Facebook site in his memory.