Fareham man died from alcohol abuse, inquest heard

Police cordoned off the block of flats in Valentine Close  Picture: Paul Jacobs (141283-3) PPP-140430-151647001
Police cordoned off the block of flats in Valentine Close Picture: Paul Jacobs (141283-3) PPP-140430-151647001

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A MAN found dead in a bin shed had died of alcohol abuse, an inquest heard today.

The body of Guy Loveday was found earlier this year in a bin shed outside flats, on Valentine Close, in Fareham.
Coroner David Horsley ruled that he died on April 30 after having 439mg of alcohol in his blood - almost five times over the driving limit.

He was found with cuts and bruises all over his body but pathologist Basil Purdue ruled these insignificant.

The inquest heard that neighbours knew Guy was sleeping in the bin shed and was often drunk.

He was also known to police for stealing alcohol from nearby convenience stores.

Mr Horsley said: ‘I have to conclude that Guy died due to long-term abuse of alcohol.’