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Man from King's Lynn found hanged in his home by pest control employee


By Lynn News Reporter


The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.. (3947806)
The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane.. (3947806)

A man from Lynn was found hanged in his home by a pest control employee, an inquest has heard.

Lynn’s Coroner’s Court heard on Friday that Patrick Heaphey, 69, was discovered dead in his bedroom on April 3 at roughly 9.30am.

The court heard that Mr Heaphey, of Norfolk House, County Court Road, failed to answer the knocks of a pest control employee.

Following this, the employee asked the building’s manager for assistance who ended up using a skeleton key to gain access to the property.

It was at this point when the two discovered Mr Heaphey’s body.

In a statement read to the court, it was heard Mr Heaphey had struggled with anxiety and depression since at least 1999.

He was also “majorly concerned” and “obsessed” with a bed bug issue in his property.

Senior coroner Jacqueline Lane said: “My conclusion is suicide. Mr Heaphey did not leave a note and there was not any indication that he attempted contact with anyone before taking his own life.”



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