A STUDENT ended a long-fought battle with depression by overdosing on drugs, an inquest heard.

Fraser Anderson lay down in woodland with a pillow and blanket after taking a fatal dose of painkillers.

The 24-year-old fled his family’s home in Squitchey Lane, North Oxford, in the early hours of the morning on October 19.

During evidence read at his inquest today, PC David Rogers said his parents ‘feared the worst’ after finding a ‘Fraser-shaped pile of pillows’ under his duvet at 8am that morning.

Mr Anderson had attempted suicide four times in the past five years, Oxford Coroner’s Court heard, and struggled to overcome addiction to anti-anxiety drugs.

Police found his body at about 4.35pm on the day he disappeared, off Godstow Road in Oxford.

A notebook was found nearby scribbled with a ‘lengthy suicide note to various friends and family’, thought to have been written over a prolonged period of time.

The court heard how Mr Fraser’s family had been on ‘suicide watch’ after he attempted to overdose on September 8.

He was subsequently admitted to Littlemore Mental Health Centre and discharged on October 7.

Evidence read from consultant psychiatrist Dr Robert Chaplin said Mr Anderson made 'sufficient recovery' during therapy.

Oxfordshire coroner Darren Salter said Mr Anderson died in 'tragic circumstances', adding: "It's a very sad case. Over a period of time he battled and struggled with low and fluctuating mood. Every attempt was made to help him."

Mr Salter concluded he died from suicide.