An inquest has opened into the death of a 31-year-old man who died following a crash on a major west Suffolk road.

Police found Phil Clarke in a field after his car crashed off the road, Suffolk Coroner's Court heard.

Officers were attending another incident when they noticed a vehicle in a field close to the A143 between Wickhambrook and Depden at 10.30pm on December 18.

Upon investigating, they discovered Mr Clarke, from Haverhill, in the mud and attempted to resuscitate him.

His death was confirmed later the same day and his identity was confirmed by Mr Clarke’s partner.

The inquest, opened at Suffolk Coroners Court on Friday, was adjourned until July 6.