A “dedicated father” was found dead at his home in Hursley, an inquest has heard.

William Humphrey Davis, of Meredun Close, was found dead by his family on May 4.

Mr Davis had been an aeronautical engineer, and was about to receive a promotion in the month after he was found.

The inquest heard that the 43-year-old was a family man who rarely visiting the GP and had no history of mental health problems.

Police, who were at the scene with the ambulance when Mr Davis' wife, Cressida Davis, called 999, reported there were no signs of any third party involvement.

In a statement read out by area coroner Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp on behalf of Mrs Davis, she said: “We were a very happy family. Will had a great relationship with his children and he was a dedicated father.”

In her concluding remarks, Ms Rhodes-Kemp said: “We know that the cause of death is asphyxia with hanging.

“When paramedics arrived he was pronounced deceased. There were no signs of intention. Therefore misadventure would be the most appropriate conclusion.”