Inquest rules Bury St Edmunds death not suicide

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A Bury St Edmunds taxi driver died from natural causes despite leaving a note which suggested he was considering ending his own life, an inquest has decided.

The body of Robert Lacey, 57, was found at his home in Joscelyn Close on April 22, last year.

An inquest held at Bury last Friday (June 6) heard that police found a note which Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean said indicated Mr Lacey had possibly intended to take his own life. But a post-mortem examination showed he died as a result of heart disease.

Dr Dean said tests showed Mr Lacey’s heart had been ‘very significantly enlarged’.

Toxicology tests showed an above normal dose of paracetamol in his system, but not enough to be considered toxic.