Southsea man ‘collapsed and hit his head on the floor’

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A MAN died after hitting his head at his flat, an inquest heard.

Police were called to a flat in Festing Road, Southsea, after a neighbour had discovered 43-year-old Keith Welsh collapsed on the floor.

Ambulance crews also went to the flat on March 8 of this year and attempted to revive Mr Welsh, but he could not be saved.

The hearing at Portsmouth Guildhall was told Mr Welsh had a long-standing illness relating to alcoholism.

His health problems made him unsteady on his feet and he was advised to use a walking frame. However, he was reluctant to use the device, the inquest heard.

A pathologist said there was severe bleeding on the brain due to a head injury.

Recording accidental death, Coroner David Horsley said: ‘He collapsed and hit his head on the floor of his flat.’