A DUDLEY man found hanged at his home took his own life, a coroner has concluded.

Aaron Lymburn was found hanging from a window at a property he shared with housemates in St James's Road, Dudley, on February 16, Black Country Coroner's Court was told.

The inquest hearing was told Mr Lymburn, aged 31, was found in his upstairs bedroom by a fellow housemate who cut him down and began CPR before paramedics arrived.

On arrival, however, medics found no signs of life and he was confirmed to have died.

A post mortem confirmed Mr Lymburn's death was due to hanging caused by asphyxia.

Mr Lymburn's partner Sian White told the inquest via video link that she had been with him until the early hours the night before he died and that he had been due to move in with her at the end of February

She said she had spoken to him via phone texts and calls on the day of his death and that he had said "how much he loved me and couldn't wait to see me again".

She told the area coroner for the Black Country, Joanne Lees, there had been "nothing out of the ordinary" - saying he was "still very happy" the last time she communicated with him in the mid afternoon.

The court was told Mr Lymburn, who had a history of substance abuse and had received care from drug and alcohol specialists at Atlantic House in Lye and the criminal justice mental health services, had told his GP in the summer of 2019 that he had previously attempted suicide "but the rope broke".

He is believed to have been taking anti-depressants and anti-psychotic medication at the time of his death although he had not been seen by the mental health team recently.

The coroner said: "It's possible those medications may have affected his state of mind."

She said on occasion Mr Lymburn had taken more of his medication than prescribed and that he had also been suffering from sleep issues and the court was told he had been upset over his living arrangements at the shared accommodation home in Dudley.

Police reported no suspicious circumstances and although no note was found - Mrs Lees said it was clear Mr Lymburn had intended to take his own life, and she concluded his death was suicide.

She offered her "sincere condolences" to the family of Mr Lymburn and his partner who said he had appeared happy and that they had packed up all of his things ahead of their plan to live together.

She described him as "very outgoing, very happy, very hyper" and added: "He was just a living person."

Anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts can contact the Samaritans for free help and advice by calling 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org.