A MAN with a history of self-harm was found dead in a wood near his home, an inquest heard.

The body of father-of-two Anthony Watling, 25, of Norman Crescent, New Rossington, was discovered by a man walking his dogs on land near York Street, on Sunday morning.

Doncaster coroner's court heard that Mr Watling had last been seen alive last Thursday by partner Louise Lomozik.

In a statement she said: "Anthony rang me at 11.45pm on Thursday and said he was at The Queen pub in town. He said he loved me and the children. That's the last I heard from him."

Mother Sharon Wilkinson told the court that Mr Watling, a former factory worker, had a history of self-harm and had overdosed on his medication before Christmas.

Aunt Louise Elam said Mr Watling was trying to come off medication but had become addicted to his tablets.

She said: "He rang me twice on Saturday night at around 7.30pm, but I was out.

He said he loved me and his mother."

The inquest was adjourned.