hears that Highbridge man died after taking drugs
50-year-old Highbridge man died after taking a cocktail of drugs
which stopped his heart, an inquest has been told.
Burnham-On-Sea police were called to the home of David Barrett
in Newtown Road last August after concerned relatives raised the
An inquest hearing held over the past week heard that officers
had forced entry to the man's flat. Once inside, they had made
the sad discovery of his body lying on a floor surrounded by empty
pill packets, tablet boxes and a suicide note.
The hearing was told Mr Barrett, a former decorator and car repair
man, had suffered with depression.
Michael Rose, West Somerset's Coroner, recorded a verdict that
Mr Barrett had "taken his own life while the balance of his
mind was disturbed."