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Beck Row man died after tripping while wearing flip-flops

A Beck Row man fell to his death after tripping on stairs while wearing flip-flops, an inquest has heard.

Bulgarian national Bogomil Milkov, 59, was found dead at his home in Aspal Lane on the morning of New Years' Day.

Suffolk Coroners' Court ruled today (Tuesday, August 20) his death had been 'accidental'.

Aspal Lane in Beck Row (Google)
Aspal Lane in Beck Row (Google)

Emergency services declared him dead at the scene after being contacted by another occupant. The Ipswich court heard he had been drinking heavily.

In a statement, Detective Sergeant Anna Edmondson said no evidence of anything suspicious was found, and that Mr Milkov had last been seen alive around 2am on January 1.

Senior Coroner Nigel Parsley said when other occupants had gone to bed in the early hours of the morning, Mr Milkov had remained in the kitchen drinking whisky and beer.

A post mortem examination showed the cause of death to have been internal bleeding resulting from numerous skull fractures and alcohol intoxication.

Toxicology tests revealed an alcohol level within his body of three and a half times the level allowed for driving and at a level where a coma could occur.

Recording a conclusion that Mr Milkov's death had been accidental, Mr Parsley said it had resulted from a fall down stairs contributed to by alcohol.

Verdict: Accidental death

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