THE inquest into the death of “extremely talented” motocross rider opened on Wednesday, September 22.

Jude Morris, 17, from Corfe Castle, died after an incident at the British Motocross Championship at Duns in Scotland on Saturday, August 28.

His inquest opened at Bournemouth Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

Coroner’s officer Nikki Muller said: “Jude was participating in an organised motocross event and was involved in a single vehicle accident.

“Medical attention given at the scene. Despite intervention, declared deceased at the scene.”

The inquest heard the incident was under investigation by Police Scotland and the Procurator Fiscal service.

A post-mortem carried out in Scotland revealed Jude died of chest injuries.

Senior coroner for Dorset, Rachael Griffin, adjourned the inquest until January 2022.

After the incident, race director and chairman of the ACU Motocross Committee, Steve McCauley, paid tribute to Jude and described him as an “extremely talented young lad”.

He said: “An incredibly sad day for everyone. Jude was always smiling and lived for competing in Motocross.

"An extremely talented young lad, he was one of the most dedicated and hard-working young riders I have ever had the pleasure to meet.

"At this very sad time our thoughts are with Jude’s parents Mark and Lucy and their family.”