Stowmarket student who struggled with mood swings took his own life, inquest told

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A Stowmarket student who struggled through his young life with severe mood swings was found hanged near his home, an inquest has been told.

James McGhee, 21, had been reported as missing by his family from his home in The Meadow, Combs Lane, on January 2.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone said that a police officer who had called at the family home at 5.20am that day heard shouting from James’ father who had found his son hanged from the branch of a tree in a nearby meadow.

Mr McGhee could not be revived and a post mortem examination later concluded that his death had been due to hanging.

Dr Sharpstone said that Mr McGhee, who had been a university student at Nottingham and had struggled with severe mood swings and depression and had previously made two attempts to end his life, the most recent in October last year.

The Coroner recorded a conclusion that Mr McGhee took his own life.