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Man who fell to his death had mental health issues.

Byline: By GERRY HOLT South Wales Echo

A 22-year-old man who had a history of mental health problems plunged to his death from a hospital car park, an inquest heard. Suspected schizophrenic Peter Nsarvo Richards-Clarke jumped from the fifth floor of a car park at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff last July 25.

CCTV footage had captured him walking through the car park but he disappeared from view, and was later found by passers-by on the pavement below.

Mr Richards-Clarke, of Emerald Street, Roath, Cardiff, had been treated for mental health problems at Whitchurch hospital and the Rawnsley Unit at the Heath hospital. The Cardiff inquest also heard he was taking anti-depressants and anti-psychotic drugs. Coroner Mary Hassell recorded a verdict that he had 'taken his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed'.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Sep 8, 2006
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