A SUTTON father hanged himself after the break-up of his marriage, an inquest has heard.

Jeffrey Thompson, 53, of Main Street, was found with a note in his pocket addressed to his family and children to say he was ‘sorry’, North Yorkshire assistant coroner Jonathan Heath said at an inquest in Skipton.

He said Mr Thompson, an accountant, was being treated by the psychiatric home treatment team at Airedale General Hospital when admitting suicidal thoughts after his marriage break-down.

He had been moved from being a ‘red risk’ - the most vulnerable category - to ‘amber risk’ after engaging well with staff, but was still being seen at home daily.

He had been moved to the amber category on January 26, this year, but was found hanging on the landing of his home by his sister, Jacqueline Thompson, and his brother-in-law, Kevin Denham, three days later on January 29.

They had attended the address after his sister said she had not been able to make contact with the deceased that morning.

He was pronounced dead by paramedics at 1.56pm.

Mr Heath recorded a verdict of ‘suicide’.