Inquest opens into death of tragic Sunderland dad Jay McLaren who was found at recycling site after Christmas night out

An inquest has been opened into the tragic death of a Sunderland dad whose body was found at a recycling site after a Christmas night out.

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 10:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 2nd October 2018, 1:53 pm
A fund-raising page set up in honour of Jay McLaren

James Ryan McLaren - known as Jay - was found on the night of Christmas Eve at Sedgeletch Industrial Estate.

The 28-year-old, from Hadleigh Road, off Hylton Road, had last been seen in Park Lane on a night out with his team mates from Kings Arms FC.

He was reported missing by his family on Saturday, December 23, after he failed to return home.

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An inquest into his death was opened at Sunderland Coroner's Court in January and reopened in June before being adjourned to today.

Speaking at the January opening, Coroner Derek Winter said: "The body of Mr McLaren was found on Sunday, the 24th of December, at Sedgeletch Industrial Estate, where it appears he had been uplifted by a waste disposal lorry."