A WREXHAM man hung himself in his home just a few years after his brother died in similar circumstances, an inquest heard yesterday.
Lorne Glenn Hodgkinson, 37, known as Glenn, was found by his brother-in-law hanging in the back bedroom of his house in Cedar Close, Bradley on September 7 last year.
Mr Hodgkinson’s mother, Hilary O’Neill, told the inquest at Mold he had “never really got over” the death of his brother Alan, who was found hanged in 2005.
She said: “In the months leading up to his death his mood was very up and down. One minute we’d think oh great, he’s getting back to normal, and the next minute he’d be down again.”
The court heard Mr Hodgkinson had made a number of visits to his GP over the last year, where he had been diagnosed with depression and had expressed suicidal thoughts.
He had been living with his partner for the past 10 years until they separated in March of last year.
Mrs O’Neill said: “I had phoned him that morning to tell him when to come for Sunday dinner and he sounded a bit down.”
When he had not arrived at her house by the afternoon, Mrs O’Neill said she started to worry and phoned her daughter, whose husband went round to Mr Hodgkinson’s house and found him hanging in an upstairs bedroom.
John Gittins, acting coroner for North East Wales, recorded a verdict of suicide.
He said: “The loss of two sons in such a fashion is unimaginable.”