Hornchurch man, 57, found hanged felt ‘down and lonely’ after mum moved into care

Hornchurch man, 57, found hanged felt ‘down and lonely’ after mum moved into care

A 57-year-old man found hanged in his own residence was feeling “low” and “lonely” after his mom needed to transfer into care, an inquest has instructed.

Gareth McFarlane, 57, was found by his brother at his house in Hornchurch, East London, on March 21.

Emergency providers rushed to the scene, however Gareth was pronounced lifeless shortly after. He had not been seen for every week and had not been heard from for 3 days.

An inquest was opened into his dying by Acting Senior Coroner Graeme Irvine at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court on Thursday (April 1).

It heard how Gareth had been feeling “a bit down” and “lonely” since his mom had been taken to hospital in November final yr.

She needed to transfer into care subsequently because of this.

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The court docket was instructed: “On Sunday, March 21, this gentleman was found at his house handle by his brother.

“He had final despatched a textual content to his sister-in-law on March 18 and was final seen the earlier Sunday by his brother. He had been feeling a bit down as a result of he was lonely since his mom went into hospital in November 2020 and then transferred into a care house. He had lived along with his mom all his life.

“Life was pronounced extinct on March 21 at 12.31pm by London Ambulance Service crew members. On March 26. a put up mortem examination was carried out at Queen’s Hospital Mortuary. Toxicology samples have been taken. The reason for dying was given as 1A hanging.”

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“The identification was confirmed by his brother on the scene.”

The inquest was adjourned to September 17 later this yr.

Acting Senior Coroner Irvine additionally requested statements from the household about Gareth’s background, together with data from his GP and officers and paramedics who attended the scene.

Did Gareth? If you wouid wish to contribute in direction of a tribute article in his reminiscence, please electronic mail [email protected].

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