A FATHER who struggled with depression hanged himself in his Witney home after his marriage deteriorated, an inquest heard

Welder Liam Salmon died at his home in Clinch Court after sending goodbye text messages to family members. The 46-year-old, who was originally from Cardiff, had been going through a ‘bad patch’ with his wife Lorraine.

Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter delivered a verdict of death by suicide at Mr Salmon’s inquest yesterday in Oxford Coroner’s Court, County Hall.

The court heard that Mr Salmon had visited his step-parents, Faye and Peter Kew, in a state of increasing distress over the situation with his wife, who had left the family home.

On the afternoon of Sunday, January 15, concerned about Mr Salmon, they visited his flat and discovered he had hanged himself from a door.

Mr Kew, and then paramedics and police, made efforts to save him, but he was pronounced dead at 5.45pm.