A POPULAR school worker was found with multiple stab wounds in her bedroom, a coroner's inquest heard.

Borbala Benko - known affectionately as Bori - died aged 24 in her flat off Sherborne Road in Bradford city centre on Sunday, November 21.

Police charged Zbigniew Soj, 23, of Sherborne Road (originally from Poland) with murder on Wednesday, November 24.

He appeared at Bradford and Keighley Magistrates’ Court on Friday, November 26 and was remanded into custody for Bradford Crown Court.

A Coroner's Inquest into Bori's death was opened this morning.

Coroner's Officer Jonathan Dolby said Bori was a 24-year-old single female, who was an early years practitioner, and was originally born in Budapest, Hungary.

She came to the UK in 2016.

Mr Dolby explained police found Bori's body at The Discovery Centre, off Sherborne Road, at 5.06am on November 21.

He said: "At 4.45am, Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) received a call at number one, reporting a stabbing.

"Emergency services attended.

"She was found in the upstairs bedroom with multiple stab wounds, where she was declared dead."

A post-mortem was completed on Bori's body - identified by her mother.

The inquest also heard that a trial date for Soj at Bradford Crown Court has been set as May 9, 2022. 

Senior Coroner Martin D. Fleming opened the inquest with some words for Bori's mum, who was in attendance.

He said: "Can I just say how very sorry I am for your loss, goodness knows what you're going through and continue to have to go through."

He added: "We're not looking into evidence, this terrible tragedy has been properly investigated and that's properly in hand - there's a long way to go."

Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Vanessa Rolfe, of West Yorkshire Police, who is the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said she was seeking an adjournment of the inquest until the trial takes place.

She also outlined the force had no objections to Bori's body now being released back to her family.

Mr Fleming addressed Bori's mum in his closing statement.

He said: "The inquest is formally adjourned and we'll be reviewing the situation after what comes at Crown Court.

"We will ensure all necessary paperwork is sent immediately so you and your family can get on with your terrible grief and terrible grieving process."

Bori's mum replied: "I appreciate it, it's really important."

Mr Fleming added: "Everyone here joins with me in offering our sincere condolences at this terrible time for your family."