Depressed pensioner took his own life

A pensioner with a history of depression hanged himself, an inquest heard.

Robin Goodwin was found hanging from a rafter in the garage at his home by wife Linda.

The 65-year-old had left a suicide note.

A Portsmouth inquest heard that Mr Goodwin, from Queensway, Hayling Island, had visited his doctor four weeks before his death on May 27 and was prescribed antidepressants.

He had suffered two previous bouts of depression when medication had worked.

On the day he died, wife Linda said he was in good spirits when she left for work. But when she returned home that evening he was dead.

A post mortem revealed Mr Goodwin died from a lack of blood supply to his brain caused by hanging.

Coroner David Horsley recorded a verdict that Mr Goodwin took his own life while suffering from depression.