Hanged man was depressed

08:29 26 November 2012

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

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.

0 comments

Other News Stories

Mon, 11:25
Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

People are being urged to register to vote in the general election ahead of the deadline at midnight tonight.

Read more
Mon, 09:43

Residents are being given the chance to give feedback on a blueprint for future development across East Devon in an eight-week consultation.

Read more
Mon, 09:39

B&Q is to close its Exmouth store, it has been confirmed.

Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2015
The Exeter Morris Men performing at Exmouth's Bicton Inn. Photo: Paul Strange.

Morris dancing is one of the most English of pastimes, so it’s only fitting that people attending a St George’s Day festival should have a chance to see it in its full glory.

Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2015

East Devon constituency candidates for the General Election answer readers’ questions

Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Recycling chiefs are inviting suggestions for new ways to reduce household waste and increase recycling.

Read more
Sunday, April 19, 2015

East Devon constituency candidates for the General Election answer readers’ questions

Read more
Saturday, April 18, 2015

East Devon constituency candidates for the General Election answer readers’ questions

Read more
Saturday, April 18, 2015

East Devon constituency candidates for the General Election answer readers’ questions

Read more
Saturday, April 18, 2015

East Devon constituency candidates for the General Election answer readers’ questions

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 7°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder