AN inquest into the death of a Bishopstone schoolboy killed by a polar bear in Norway three years ago got under way in Salisbury this morning.

Horatio Chapple, 17, a pupil at Eton, died on an expedition to Svalbard in Norway organised by the British Schools Expedition Society (BSES) in 2011.

Horatio was asleep in a tent when the bear attacked him in August 2011. Four others were hurt before the animal was shot dead by one of the group leaders.

The injured men were trip leaders Michael Reid, 29, from Plymouth and Andrew Ruck, 27, from Edinburgh, and trip members Patrick Flinders, 17, from Jersey, and 16-year-old Scott Bennell-Smith, from Cornwall.