A YOUNG woman was found unresponsive by her friends after a night of drinking, an inquest opening heard.

Naomi Reid was pronounced dead by ambulance crews at a flat in Preston Road, Brighton, on September 24.

At an inquest opening into the cause of her death at Woodvale Crematorium, Coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley heard how the 21-year-old was believed to have been drinking and taking cocaine in the hours before she died.

She had been living in Selsey, but travelled to Brighton to visit friend.

Coroner’s assistant Arianna Palermo said: “She met friends on September 23 and attended her friend’s address with her partner. They drank alcohol and took some cocaine until the early hours.”

The following morning, her partner had covered Naomi with a blanket before he left, the inquest heard.

But when he returned, she was unresponsive.

Emergency services attended the scene, and Naomi’s death was confirmed at 1.16pm on September 24.

The coroner said a provisional cause of death had been given as “currently unascertained”.

A full inquest to establish the cause of her death is scheduled to take place on February 17.