epressed man found dead
A MAN with a history of depression was found dead at his home in Slough, an inquest has heard.
Peter Green, 53, of Canterbury Avenue, was found lying in bed with a duvet over him by officers on Tuesday, June 16, after his concerned brother called the police.
The inquest in Windsor Guildhall yesterday (Thursday), heard officers forced opened the door to the flat and found Mr Green's decomposing body as well as an undated note in the coffee table draw, which said 'I can't go on'.
Mr Green's medical notes revealed he had a history of clinical depression and had taken an overdose in 2004, which was described as a 'cry for help rather than a deliberate attempt to take his life'. He had also only been released from the psychiatric ward at Wexham Park Hospital weeks before his death.
A toxicology report revealed traces of three medications prescribed to Mr Green for his condition and high fatal dosages of two of the medications. A post-mortem carried out by Dr Ashley Fegan-Earl declared the cause of death as intoxication with medication – zopiclone and mirtazapine.
Mr Bedford recorded an open verdict. He said: "We have the note but it is not dated and it was hidden away in a draw and it seems Peter was a man that wrote his thoughts down. We know he has done it before once in 2004, but that was a cry for help.
"On this occasion he may have expected people to come around.
"He appeared from a medical point to have improved. All that says I cannot beyond reasonable doubt be sure that he did it to end his life."