THE family of tragic Jolene Potter-Connolly can finally hold a funeral service.

An inquest opened today into the tragic death of the 23-year-old from Broken Cross, Almondbury.

She died after an horrific incident four months ago.

But only now will her relatives and friends be able to start their grieving process, after her body was released for cremation.

The inquest was opened and adjourned at Huddersfield Coroner's Court.

The hearing was told Miss Potter-Connolly was dragged underneath a car in the early hours of September 11 last year following an incident outside Visage nightclub.

Det Supt Bill Shackleton, the senior investigating officer, said it appeared she had become caught up in an incident.

He said she was hit by a reversing car, as were two other people, and fell to the ground.

"She fell to the ground and finished in front of the vehicle. It went forward and pushed her for some considerable distance.

"She was then dragged underneath the car for a further considerable distance," he said.

Paramedics were called to the scene but she was pronounced dead.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died from multiple injuries.

The inquest heard there had been prolonged inquiries into the incident and a man has now been charged with her manslaughter and will appear at Bradford Crown Court on February 13.

Inquiries are still continuing over the involvement of a second man.

West Yorkshire coroner Mr Roger Whittaker said: "There is a charge of manslaughter and therefore as inquiries continue I am required to adjourn this inquest pending the outcome of the Crown Court hearing.

"It may be I never resume this inquest.

"Having heard from Det Supt Shackleton I am satisfied there is no need to retain the body and accordingly I sign a cremation certificate," he said.