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Last Updated: Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 09:44 GMT 10:44 UK
Boy's fall death inquest opened
The Hogan family
Liam's funeral will be held on Tuesday 29 August
An inquest into the death of a six-year-old boy who fell from a hotel balcony in Crete with his father and sister has been opened and adjourned.

The court was told Liam Hogan died from head injuries sustained in a fall in the early hours of 16 August.

His father John Hogan, 32, remains in hospital on Crete under police guard.

The Foreign Office said Mr Hogan will be arrested on suspicion of the murder of his son and attempted murder of his daughter when he is fully recovered.

Mr Hogan and his wife Natasha, from Bradley Stoke, Bristol, had been on a two-week holiday with their children in the resort of Lerapetra.

The coroner sitting at Flax Bourton, near Bristol, will investigate what caused Liam's death.

Avon Assistant Deputy Coroner Terence Moore concluded the two-minute hearing by stating that the inquest would be adjourned "pending further inquiries by the Greek authorities."

Liam's funeral service is due to be held at the Holy Trinity Church, Bradley Stoke, on Tuesday 29 August.

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