Hanged man was depressed

Monday, November 26, 2012
8:29 AM

A Lympstone man, who was found hanged in his home, had been suffering from depression, an inquest has heard.

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John Walker, 56, of Marsh Path Cottage, was last seen by his former partner on June 6 this year.

When she then went to his house on June 13, she saw him through the letter box, and alerted a nearby shopkeeper, who found Mr Walker hanged.

The inquest, sitting at County Hall, heard that a GP’s report said Mr Walker had suffered from depression, and a note found by police at the scene indicated his intentions.

The coroner, Dr Elizabeth Earland, therefore ruled that Mr Walker had hanged himself sometime between June 6 and June 13.

Dr Earland recorded a verdict of suicide.

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