Man, 32, checked into a guest house to die

Man, 32, checked into a guest house to die

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Man, 32, checked into a guest house to die

A 32-year-old man checked himself into a guest house before deliberately taking a lethal cocktail of drugs, an inquest heard this morning.

Christopher Bayley was found dead in a bed at Lyndricks House in Ascot on April 12 after checking in the previous day.

Mr Bayley, who had a history of depression and severe anxiety and had attempted suicide on several occasions, had been staying in a supported care home in Bridge Road, Maidenhead.

The inquest, at the Windsor Guildhall, heard how he had taken delivery of a package, believed to contain the drug pentobarbital, early on April 11 and left the house before staff could stop him.

Toxicology results found a potentially lethal dose of the drug in his system, along with a small amount of alcohol and medication affecting the central nervous system.

My Bayley had openly discussed researching ways to take his life painlessly on the internet.

Recording a verdict of suicide, Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford described Mr Bayley as 'a man on a mission' and said there was little staff at the Comfort Care home could do to stop him taking his own life.

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