Man, 75, found dead in Clenchwarton home, inquest told

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 coroner has recorded a narrative verdict for a pensioner who was found dead in his Clenchwarton home.

Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake expressed concerns about Neville Ransom’s discharge from the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust.

Mr Ransom, 75, was found dead at his home in Station Road, on April 12.

An inquest at Lynn’s county court today heard that Mr Ransom had been hospitalised in September last year and was later diagnosed with bipoloar disorder.

He was discharged from the trust’s crisis team and into the care of his GP in October.

Mrs Lake, who did not make a report, said she had concerns that the trust did not liaise with Mr Ransom’s family and also on his discharge.

She said: “This is clearly a case where community health should have been available on his discharge.”

The cause of death was asphyxiation and hanging.

Coroner Mrs Lake recorded a narrative verdict into Mr Ransom’s death.