A handout photo issued by Metropolitan Police of Patrick Halpin. The family of the ‘gifted and talented’ student who disappeared during a college trip to London was given false hope he was alive when they were mistakenly told he had boarded his plane home to Ireland, an inquest has heard. Photograph: PA

Patrick Halpin, the Galway youth who died tragically in an accident in London in February, was killed in a fall of less than four metres, a cor(...)