THE tragic death of a Wordsley man was drugs related, a coroner has ruled.

Glynn Smith was found lying on the stairs at the Brierley Hill Road address where he lived in supported care, Black Country Coroners Court was told.

Paramedics were called at 3.10am on July 21 and police were also alerted - but the 34-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

Black Country assistant coroner Angus Smillie said there were no unusual circumstances surrounding the death or evidence of any involvement of a third party.

He told the hearing, at Oldbury, that toxicology reports showed Mr Smith had a mix of drugs in his bloodstream including anti-psychotic medication and amphetamine.

CCTV within the property showed him talking to other residents at 11.25pm, a minute later he was pictured pacing on the landing and at 11.30pm CCTV showed him suffering what appeared to be a fit on the landing where he was later found.

The coroner gave the cause of death as keto-acidosis associated with high blood levels of anti-psychotic drug clozapine and the stimulant amphetamine and therapeutic blood levels of the anti-psychotic drug amisulpride and antidepressant sertraline.

He told the court Mr Smith, who was single, had taken "a cocktail of drugs both therapeutic and prescription” and he recorded the death as drugs related.