A TEENAGER was sadly found dead at his home in Birchwood, Cheshire Coroners Court heard.

On Wednesday, an inquest was opened into the death of Ethan Peter Cox.

The court heard how the 19-year-old was sadly found deceased in his bed at his family home by a family member.

Police and an ambulance attended the scene on July 30.

The cause of death has been deemed as ‘unnatural’ and an inquest will be heard on February 28 next year.

A fundraising page has been set up to support the family of Ethan during this difficult time and an outpouring of donations and kind messages have appeared on the page.

One message said: "All of the staff at Birchwood High School and College are deeply saddened by the news of Ethan’s passing. All of our love goes out to his family and his many friends at this time."

Another touching tribute said: "Ethan you are the kindest and most lovely lad I’ve ever met, I’m so lucky to have known you & watch you grow all these years, I will never forget all the good memories."

Donations have so far amounted to more than £9,000.