A DAD committed suicide after he was found hanging in a house, a coroner has ruled.

A documentary inquest was held into the death of Keith Timpson at Chelmsford Coroner’s Court yesterday.

The court heard that Mr Timpson, 62, who lived in Leigh, died on Sunday, August 21.

He had been working with his son on an extension at a house in Leigh, when he sent his son out to get building supplies.

He was later found dead with a note on a nearby table.

Mr Timpson was taken to Southend Hospital and police, who attended the scene, confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances.

A post-mortem examination was carried out, which gave the cause of death as asphyxia.

Area coroner Eleanor McGann said: “The standard of proof for suicides is beyond reasonable doubt.

“I have to be satisfied that he did a deliberate act to die and there was no third party involvement.

“I know from the family that Mr Timpson had been depressed over the last few months and had been signed off work because of it.

“He had also mentioned that he had considered taking his own life shortly beforehand.”

She recorded Mr Timpson’s death as suicide.