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Monday 28 Jul 2014 7:49
Row: Mr Challoner and Ms Plumpton (Picture: NTI)
A jealous boyfriend hanged himself after a row about his girlfriend’s crush on EastEnders star Danny Dyer, an inquest heard. Dale Daniel Challoner, 31, and his partner Danielle Plumpton, 27, argued after she admitted finding the actor (inset) ‘good looking’, the coroner was told.
The row escalated when Ms Plumpton pointed out that her boyfriend had made similar comments about reality TV star Kim Kardashian and Mr Challoner stormed out of their home. Ms Plumpton told the inquest their argument continued through texts after he walked out of their house in Newtown, Powys.
His body was found hanged in community gardens near Mochdre, Conwy. Electrical engineer James Austin was walking past when he saw what he believed was a life-size doll but as he got closer he realised it was a man’s body and dialled 999. Crush: EastEnders star Danny Dyer (Picture: BBC)
Ms Plumpton said she and Mr Challoner had been in a relationship for four years and lived together for a month before his death on April 11. She told the inquest he was on antidepressants but liked to drink and had been sectioned when a previous relationship broke down. Pathologist Dr Abdul Salam gave the cause of death as hanging. Toxicology tests showed evidence of alcohol and antidepressants in Mr Challoner’s body. Coroner Andrew Barkley recorded a verdict of suicide at the inquest, held on Friday.