Ex-Manchester City youth player Jeremy Wisten, 18, was found hanged as club asked to give evidence of support offered

FORMER Manchester City youth player Jeremy Wisten, 18, was found hanged at home, an inquest opening heard today.

Premier League giants City will be asked to give a statement at the inquest about the support the club offered the tragic footie starlet.

Jeremy was found in his room at the family home in Wythenshawe, Manchester, on October 24.

He played for City's elite youth squads after joining the club in 2016.

Raheem Sterling was among the football stars who paid tribute to the teenager after his death.

Coroner Zak Golombeck said he had read aboutJeremy's time with the Etihad outfit and about an injury which reportedly led to him leaving the club last year.


Mr Golombeck said: "He was someone who clearly had an incredible talent as a footballer."

He said he would be ordering a witness statement from City about the teen's time there as an academy player.

The statement would deal with "the time both leading up to and following his release from the football club, detailing, if any, support that was given to him both from the period leading up to and following his release", he added.

He also ordered a report from theGP and a toxicology report.

Mr Golombeck said he had been struck by the love Jeremy had for his family and friends.


The short hearing was attended by the former City youth player's parents.

Coroner's officer Ian Taylor told the court that Jeremy, a student, was pronounced dead at the scene and there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Golombeck adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed, likely to be in the spring of next year.

In a statement released at the time, the club said: "The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten.

"We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time."

England ace Sterling quote tweeted the post with praying and flower emojis.

French defender Aymeric Laporte replied with a blue heart, adding: "Horrible news… RIP, young man."

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood dedicated his first Champions League goal to Jeremy on the week of his death.

City academy talents Cole Palmer and Tommy Doyle posted on social media to pay their respects to the Malawi-born centre-back.

City midfielder Doyle, 19, who made his Premier League debut in July, wrote on Twitter: "So sad. RIP, my brother."

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