Haverhill man dies in King’s Lynn hotel

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court. ENGANL00120120910144054

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court. ENGANL00120120910144054

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A man committed suicide in a Lynn hotel after being earlier arrested, an inquest heard earlier today (Monday, November 2).

The body of Joseph Wright, 48, of Pleasant Close, Haverhill, was found in a room of the Duke’s Head Hotel, in Tuesday Market Place, on August 12 by a housekeeper.

The inquest in Lynn was told that Mr Wright had been arrested at his home the previous morning by Suffolk police but had been released on bail later that afternoon.

A police report, which was read out at the hearing, stated Mr Wright had booked into the hotel at 6.15pm on August 11.

He was last seen alive at 11.53pm on the hotel’s CCTV leaving and returning to his room.

Mr Wright’s body was found the following morning.

Notes were also found in the room, including one in which Mr Wright stated his intention to commit suicide and apologised to the hotel staff.

The hearing was told that the cause of death was hanging.

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake recorded a verdict of suicide after saying she was satisfied beyond reasonable doubt.