A PRE-INQUEST hearing has taken place to determine the direction an upcoming inquest of a teenager should take.

Christian Sydney Ellison Mangles, 17, of Egton, near Whitby, died on Thursday, June 14. His body was found at Blakey Ridge, on the North York Moors, following a police search of the area.

An inquest was opened on June 18, and on Wednesday, November 21 a pre-inquest hearing was held at Solberge Hall, near Northallerton by assistant coroner John Broadbridge.

A provisional date of Monday, March 11 was set.