Open verdict for Kidderminster man found hanging
10:14am Friday 2nd October 2009
A KIDDERMINSTER man found hanging in his home suffered from anxiety and depression, an inquest into his death heard.
Dean Haigh, of Dunclent Crescent, who the inquest heard had problems with alcohol, was found by his son Jason, at about 11am, on August 2.
The inquest at Stourport also heard that days before his death, Mr Haigh seemed “very” upset and had a number of things on his mind but did not mention that he wanted to take his own life.
The 46-year-old unemployed taxi driver was seeing psychiatrists for his mental health problems and was taking anti depressants.
Deputy Coroner, Margaret Barnard, said: “The report provided by the consultant psychiatrist assessed that each time Mr Haigh had contact with his mental health doctors, the risk assessment did not reveal any active thoughts of suicide.”
She added that she was not satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that Mr Haigh wanted to take his own life and recorded an open verdict.