Sculthorpe man who died had a history of depression

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A Sculthorpe man with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest heard yesterday.

On August 12 2013, Peter Savill, 59, of The Street, was found by his wife on the kitchen floor, bleeding heavily from cuts to his wrists and neck.

Assistant coroner David Osborne read a statement from Mr Savill’s wife Ann in which she said her husband had been on anti-psychotic tablets and anti-depressants for a number of years because he heard voices.

In the days leading up to his death Mr Savill appeared anxious and unsettled and felt people were coming to get him.

On August 12 Mrs Savill returned home at 7.45pm and found her husband bleeding on the kitchen floor.

Mr Osborne said that Mr Savill told paramedics he had inflicted the injuries himself and told his wife he did not know why he had done it.

Paramedics dressed his wounds but as they sat him up he went into cardiac arrest and, despite the paramedics’ efforts, Mr Savill sadly died.

Mr Osborne said he was satisfied that the act had been deliberate, had caused Mr Savill’s death, and that he intended to take his own life.

He said: “I am sure that he did intend to kill himself by the actions which he took, therefore I sadly conclude that Peter Savill killed himself.”