A Suffolk man died as a "direct result" of receiving a Covid vaccination, a coroner has concluded today.

Jack Last, from Stowmarket, was 27-years-old when he died at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge on April 20 last year - 11 days after he attended West Suffolk Hospital A&E because of severe headaches.

He had received the AstraZeneca vaccine three weeks prior.

One week after Mr Last had the jab, it was withdrawn for use in under-30s because of concerns over blood clots.

On Monday, December 12, an inquest was opened into his death at Suffolk Coroner's Court.

Earlier today, the inquest concluded with senior coroner Nigel Parsley recording a narrative conclusion at Suffolk Coroner’s Court.

He said: “In Jack’s case, I will record that Jack Last died of a blood clot to the brain as a direct result of his body’s reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine given to him on March 30, 2021.”

Mr Last's family today paid tribute to their son, brother and friend.

In a statement read by lawyer Michael Portman-Hann, they said: “Jack was a happy, healthy young man and was looking forward to so many things.

“What a cruel waste of the whole rest of his life.”

After an engineering apprenticeship with agricultural machinery company Claas, during which Jack had spent six months working in New Zealand, he spent six months working for the British Antarctic Survey, driving a traverse across the ice shelf in Antarctica to drop scientific equipment.

East Anglian Daily Times: Jack Last with his father, Mike, and sister, JasmineJack Last with his father, Mike, and sister, Jasmine (Image: Contributed)

At the time of his death, he was working as a field engineer for Finning CAT.

Jack’s family said he was rebuilding and restoring an old Triumph Spitfire when he died, and he loved extreme sports and music.

He was a black route skier, enjoyed walking, hiking and camping and shared a passion for motorbikes with his father.

He held a private pilot’s licence in both the UK and the USA and would often tell his family to look out for him as he flew over East Anglia.