Police probe man hanging tragedy

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A young man who hanged himself in his back garden after a row with his girlfriend feared a police investigation, a Doncaster inquest heard.

If Aiden Diver had lived for another five days, he would have been told the police were dropping the matter and there was to be no court case.

But the 21-year-old, who had no criminal record, had told his family he was afraid he was going to prison.

Aiden, of Windhill Crescent, Mexborough, was said to have become depressed and began drinking heavily after being arrested and bailed for an allegation which was not disclosed at the inquest.

The night before his death, he and girlfriend Nichola Musto went drinking – but when they got back to his house he was angry because she decided not to stay the night.

She received several phone calls and texts from him, one of which said he would ‘get some ladders and hang himself’.

Nichola told him to go to sleep – but later that morning went round to his house and found his body.

She told the inquest he would have received a decision about the police investigation on the Wednesday after his death on August 3 last year.

“He was worried about the police investigation, it weighed heavily on him,” she said.

Tests on his body showed he was almost three times the drink-drive limit, but there was no evidence of drugs.

Recording a narrative verdict, Deputy Coroner Fred Curtis said Aiden died after suspending himself when he was seriously intoxicated and troubled by personal issues.