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Your Local Guardian
3:50pm Wednesday 12th March 2014
By Becky Middleton, Chief Reporter
Officers found Mr Peck lying in the hallway after opening the unlocked front door.
A kitchen knife was found next to his body.
Senior coroner Fiona Wilcox heard from Dr Michael Heath, who carried out the postmortem examination, that a seven centimetre stab wound to the left of his chest was found, as well as extensive haemorrhaging to the chest cavity.
Dr Wilcox heard Mr Peck, born in Roehampton, lived alone and had a history of depression dating back to the 1990s.
Medical history read out detailed a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis and a previous suicide attempt in 2010, as well as excessive alcohol intake and anti-depressant prescriptions.
The court heard following his previous suicide attempt in August 2010, he was referred to the community mental health team and discharged in October of that year.
A note was found by police officers in Mr Peck’s kitchen which read: “I’m sorry, please forgive me”, with the ‘I’m sorry’ crossed out.
In conclusion, Dr Wilcox said: “He took his own life while intoxicated with alcohol.
“I would like to pass my sympathy to the family for the loss of their son and brother.”