Coroner rules caravan death was drug related

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A homeless man found dead in a caravan in Maidenhead died as a result of drugs, a coroner has ruled.

Ian John Bradley, 44, of no fixed abode, was discovered slumped in the mobile home, which was parked in Blenheim Road, on January 15, by his friend Barry Elson.

In a statement read at the inquest, which was sitting at Reading Town Hall on Thursday, May 26, Mr Elson said he performed CPR on Mr Bradley until paramedics arrived.

Police also attended and reported evidence of drug use, including needles, had been found.

Mr Bradley, who had a history of drug use, as well as anxiety and depression, had been homeless since about Christmas.

Reading his conclusion, Ravi Sidhu, assistant coroner for Berkshire, said he did not think he had intended to kill himself and recorded a vedict of drug-related death.

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