‘Benefits man found hanged, inquest heard’
Thursday 23rd February 2012
A MAN who had “significant worries” was found hanging in his home by a neighbour, a Burnley inquest heard.
Craig Monk, 43, of Curlew Gardens, Burnley, was found dead on October 3.
Ken Morphet, Mr Monks’ half brother, told the hearing that four years ago Mr Morphet finished work when an accident left him needing a partial amputation of his leg.
Mr Monk who was described by his family as “vulnerable” had previously taken overdoses of anti-depressants and painkillers.
Neighbour Kevin Martin said the last time he saw Mr Monk he was worried that his benefits had been cut.