THE tragic death of a Carlisle man was 'a result of his own acts', an inquest has heard.

The coroners' court at Cockermouth yesterday heard evidence in the inquest of Barry Doswell, who died on August 7, 2021, in Carlisle, at the age of 33.

In a statement from Barry's mother, the court heard that Barry Doswell was a happy child, and lively.

He left school and worked with his father as a roofer when he was 14, and continued in this line of work until he died.

The court heard that he had a history of drug use from an early age, and used cannabis from his teen years and enjoyed the occasional alcoholic drink. He also became a user of cocaine later on.

But the statement added that as far as the family are aware, Barry had not been diagnosed with any mental health issues.

The court heard that on the day that Barry passed away, he and two women, Lisa and Paula Hodgson, were drinking in a flat.

They went out to get some drinks and Barry was involved in an altercation with two men.

Following this, and a further argument with a relative, Barry said he intended to kill himself and left.

According to a statement by PC Cooper, police responded to a call about the argument. On arrival, officers conducted an area search for Barry.

Police found Barry hanged, the court heard. He was given chest compressions. Paramedics were called and he was brought to Cumberland Infirmary, but the decision to cease resuscitation was made.

The postmortem reports showed that the cause of death was hanging. The coroner concluded that Doswell's death was a result of his own acts, and said that it is more likely than not that he did intend to cause his own death.

The coroner told the family that they are very sorry for their loss and offered sincere condolences.

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