‘You want me dead, well look out your door’

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A MAN typed a text message to tell his girlfriend he was going to hang himself in front of her door before he died, an inquest heard.

Gary Spiers, 39, had an argument with his partner at her home on Troutbreck Crescent in Mereside before being found hanged from railings by a cord in front of the door to her flat.

He was discovered in the early hours of June 5 having left her flat following a row and being refused entry back into her home.

Police found a text message on his phone which read: “You want me dead, well look out of your door.”

Mr Spiers’ sister, Jacqueline Cochrane, said her brother had suffered an unhappy life and had gone to live with her after their mother died.

But last year he moved into his own flat on Exchange Street in North Shore.

She said: “That was my life for three years, trying to help him.

“His death came as a shock to me.

“I thought he may have committed suicide after mum died but he never attempted it.

“He is now at peace as he is with mum.”

A post mortem confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Mr Spiers’ death and he had died from hanging.

Toxicology results showed small quantities of alcohol and drugs in his body.

Blackpool coroner Anne Hind recorded a verdict that he took his own life.

She said: “There wasn’t sufficient alcohol or drugs in his body to affect his state of mind.

“He knew what he was doing.”