A MAN in his 70s found dead in a pool in Wordsley took his own life, a coroner has concluded.

Robert March, of Fernleigh Gardens, Wordsley, was found submerged under water in a pool off Bells Lane at Ashwood on September 29.

The cause of his death was given as drowning at an inquest at the Black Country Coroner’s Court at Oldbury.

Senior coroner Zafar Siddique said Mr March, aged 77, had been upset due to a relationship breakdown and he concluded his death was suicide.