THE inquest into the death of a Hampshire man found hanging in his prison cell has resumed.

Daryl Hargrave from London was found hanging at HMP Winchester six days after his arrival, Winchester Coroner's Court heard.

The court heard that Mr Hargrave had a history of self-harm and suicide attempts, and had suffered from mental health problems from a young age.

He was living in a hostel at the time he was remanded into custody on July 13 2015.

The 22-year-old was one of five men to die at the prison over a four-month period that year.

His death on July 19 came the day after that of Haydn Burton whose inquest concluded in September 2016.

Nicola Hargrave, Mr Hargrave's mother, said that in the past he had been ordering Diazepam, or Valium, off the internet to self-medicate.

"He was a very bright child, really interested in science and maths. His brain would work a hundred miles an hour," she said.

"Daryl felt he was in control, but he was all or nothing with his addictions."

Teresa Pedley, who Mr Hargrave lived with for a time in Gosport before his arrest, said: "My main objective was to keep him safe. I didn't like that he kept drinking while he was on anti-depressants, or taking St Johns Wort which I didn't think was safe."

Speaking about his death, she said: " I was devastated and shocked by the news."

Pathologist Dr Basil Purdue said Mr Hargrave had a small amount of antidepressants and painkillers in his blood at therapeutic levels.

In prison, Mr Hargrave was placed on an ACCT, which allows staff to monitor prisoners in distress or at risk of suicide and self-harm.

He was also under twice daily observations as part of a detoxification plan to monitor his withdrawal symptoms.

The jury inquest is expected to last for four weeks examining the circumstances surrounding the death.