A 'BRIGHT and bubbly' man from Romsey died at his home, an inquest heard.

Anthony Graham Mann, of Sutherland Close, died on November 2.

The inquest was held at Winchester Coroner's Court on July 11. It heard that the 38-year-old was an intelligent man who enjoyed spending time in nature and was a keen birdwatcher.

Mr Mann had worked in the construction industry, and had previously had a job at the Middle Wallop airfield where he worked with Apache helicopters.

Area coroner Robert Simpson read out a statement from Mr Mann's father, Graham Mann.

It said that the family had been for a walk around Fishlake Meadows in Romsey and that Mr Mann had seemed in an upbeat mood.

However, following this, they did not hear from him which was unusual. When they went to check on him, his family found him dead.

The inquest heard that Mr Mann had a history of mental health problems. In September 2021, he checked in to Southampton General Hospital.

Mr Mann consulted with various mental health departments and seemed keen to get support. However, there were times where he didn't engage.

Mr Simpson said: “Mr Mann had history of anxiety and depression. He wanted to get support from mental health teams.

“He spent an afternoon with his family, walking around Fishlake Meadows. They then didn't hear from him.”

Mr Simpson offered his condolences to the family.

SEE ALSO: What happens at an inquest and what can the press report?


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