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Monday, 28 July 2014

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Cumbrian man found dead in woods was epileptic - inquest

A man found dead in woodland was an alcoholic who had problems with epilepsy, an inquest has heard.

Peter McDowell, 57, of Scotby Close, Carlisle, was found by a dog walker in woodland in the Durranhill area of Carlisle last October.

He was found face down on top of a crushed can of Strongbow cider with a blue rucksack on his back containing more unopened cans.

But a toxicology test revealed that the level of alcohol in Mr McDowell’s blood was extremely low

Dr Roberts recorded a verdict of death by natural causes following an epileptic seizure.

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