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Dog walkers found man's body on path.

A MAN with serious mental health problems was found with a clear plastic bag around his head by two men out walking a dog, a coroners' court heard.

Philip Cruickshank, a 44-year-old divorced man, of Charles Street, Crosland Moor, died on August 11.

His body was found on a path near Ivy Street and Deep Lane.

Huddersfield Coroners' Court heard Mr Cruick-Cruickshank, who was originally fromLincoln suffered from depression and had previously overdosed on his medication.

Assistant Coroner Mary Burke said on August 2, Mr Cruickshank had taken an overdose of his medication which resulted in him receiving treatment at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. He was discharged and went back to his family but returned to Huddersfield on August 7. Ms Burke read a statement by his next door neighbour Sarah Humphries saying he had lived at the address with his dog Paxo since March 2013.

She said: "He often had his curtains closed as he sometimes felt he couldn't face the world."

Consultant pathologist Dr Deirdre McKenna said the amount of medication drugs found in toxicological analysis was in the fatal/toxic range and would have been the immediate cause of death.

Ms Burke concluded that Mr Cruickshank had taken his own life.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 13, 2014
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