A BISHOP'S Waltham man with a history of exposure to asbestos died in hospital, an inquest heard.

Charles William Weyman, 78, of Hoe Road, Bishop's Waltham, passed away on June 9 at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester.

Consultant pathologist Adnan Al-Badri in a report said the cause of death was pneumonia, lung disease and asbestosis.

Assistant coroner Samantha Marsh adjourned the inquest until January 16.