AN OPEN conclusion was recorded at the inquest into the death of a man who was found hanging in his home.

Dominic George Allen Williams, 24, of Poston Mill, Peterchurch, was found by his brother on October 5 last year.

Herefordshire Coroner Mark Bricknell heard that Mr Williams had come to Poston Mill Holiday Park to work alongside his brother Daniel, who was the restaurant manager at the onsite pub, The Mill.

Speaking at the inquest, his brother described him as seeming “very happy and enjoying life,” and said that he had no known mental health issues.

But The Mill’s chef Kevin Evans told the inquest that Mr Williams had become “a bit anxious that we were in trouble” after police were called to reports of an intruder on the site in the early hours of October 5.

The pair had been at a party in the pub that night, and Mr Williams had been mistaken by site owner Wayne Jones for an intruder after leaving to go to bed at around 3.30am.

“I think he felt he had let Wayne down by waking him up and was a bit ashamed,” Mr Evans said.

Mr Williams was found hanging at his home later that morning.

Police and ambulance services were called, but Mr Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination revealed that aside from ligature injuries, Mr Williams had suffered no other injuries and had no underlying health issues which could have accounted for his death, but that he had consumed alcohol before his death.

Mr Bricknell said that while there was no evidence to suggest any third party involvement, there was insufficient evidence to suggest that Mr Williams actually intended to take his own life.

“I think there was an irrational reaction to the police being called, and I think the alcohol exacerbated that,” Mr Bricknell said.

He concluded that Mr Williams died as a result of hanging and recorded an open conclusion.