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Drinker’s death an accident
5:00am Friday 19th October 2012 in News
A HAMPSHIRE man died after falling and hitting his head following years of alcohol abuse, an inquest heard.
Winchester Coroner’s Court heard that 51-year-old Peter Evans, who was known to friends as Taff, was discovered unconscious at his home on Stuart Crescent, Stanmore, by his partner.
Linda Mullin, of Stanmore Lane, told the hearing that she had been with Mr Evans for 14 years and also acted as his carer.
She described him as “a drinker” and said that Mr Evans had poor balance since his toes were amputated – meaning he often fell over after bouts of heavy drinking.
The pathologist’s report said his toes were removed some time previously, the result of bilateral trench foot.
Miss Mullin said that on the afternoon of May 12, she called an ambulance after she was unable to revive him. He died the next day at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.
Asistant deputy coroner Sarah Whitby recorded a verdict of accidental death.