Leigh Park dad’s death was suicide says deputy coroner

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A DAD-of-two hanged himself after suffering from depression, an inquest heard.

Shaun Wildman was found hanged in the bedroom of his home in Warnford Crescent, Leigh Park.

An inquest at Portsmouth Guildhall yesterday heard how the 40-year-old had become anxious about an impending court case.

He was found by his long-term partner Claire Lowry on the afternoon of November 30 last year.

PC Michael Kutner, from Havant police, said: ‘Several notes were found believed to be written by Mr Wildman.

‘There was one left on the fridge which I considered a suicide note.’

The inquest was told Mr Wildman had left Elmleigh mental health hospital, Havant, the day before he was found.

Deputy c oroner Robert Stone recorded a verdict of suicide.

After the inquest, Mr Wildman’s mother Elizabeth Bush, from Hayling Island, said: ‘He was a good father and an excellent son. His family loved him dearly and he loved his family.’