A retired painter-decorator died while skiing in France, an inquest heard.

Graham Mombrun, 65, from Victoria Road, Bicester, died on January 16 in France following an accident on a ski holiday there on January 12.

An inquest opened at Oxfordshire Coroner’s Court on Thursday heard that he was transferred to a hospital in Grenoble on January 15 but died the next day.

A post-mortem examination concluded that he died of a brain haemorrhage.

Assistant coroner Nicholas Graham adjourned the inquest to July 17.