THE inquest into the death of a man who died after being attacked at HMP Hewell, has started.

Adnan Rafiq, described as a “good man”, was found with serious assault injuries at the prison, in Tardebigge, in January 2013.

Mr Rafiq was assaulted by being punched to the head, kicked to the body, and had his head stamped on.

He sustained severe multiple fractures to the skull.

Mr Rafiq was taken to Redditch’s Alexandra Hospital in a critical condition and later transferred to University Hospital Coventry where he subsequently died on January 31, days after the attack.

It is believed the attack was carried out in revenge over theft.

A fellow prisoner, Barry Mundle, aged 35 and from the Wolverhampton area, was jailed for a minimum of 23 years for the murder of Mr Rafiq in November 2013 after a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

Co-defendants Jermaine Christie, aged 28, and from the Telford area, and Jahnel Faure, also 28, and from the West Bromwich area, who had also been on trial for murder, were found not guilty.

In a statement at the time, Mr Raqif’s family said: “Adnan Rafiq, a loving son and brother, will forever be missed. The death has devastated the family and some 10 months later, the family are still trying to come to terms with what has happened, and why.

“The family have been through hell and back as the death has had a devastating effect on all the family."

The inquest, estimated to last two weeks, started yesterday at Worcestershire Coroner's Court.