Husband commits suicide in Lake District after marriage fails and home repossessed, inquest hears

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A MAN whose house was repossessed when his marriage collapsed was found dead in his car at Grizedale Forest, an inquest heard.

Damian Bramhall, who lived in Glossop, Derbyshire, was found by police in Moor Top car park on November 16 last year.

The inquest was told that a post mortem revealed the 39-year-old had 85 per cent carbon monoxide levels in his blood.

PC Katie Wright said she was on duty on the morning of the incident looking for a car involved in a missing person search.

She said a woman from the Forestry Commission called police after seeing a car parked off the beaten track in a Grizedale Forest car park: “The car was locked and we had to break the window to gain entry. It was quickly apparent he had been there a while and there was nothing we could do to help.

“It was in a place where someone would go if they did not want to be seen.”

Ian Smith, coroner for South and East Cumbria, recorded a verdict that Mr Bramhall intentionally killed himself.

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