A MAN from Eastleigh was found by his neighbour after he hanged himself at his caravan home, an inquest heard.

Helen Kennedy found her neighbour, 82-year-old Dennis Moody, at their park home site in Bishopstoke Lane, Brambridge, after she realised that his curtains had not been opened.

Mr Grahame Short, senior coroner for central Hampshire, heard how Ms Kennedy called the police after discovering the body.

Mr Moody, who had refused medical treatment for skin cancer which he’d been living with for some 14 years, had become withdrawn following his retirement, the inquest heard.

Mr Short was also told how the boiler of Mr Moody – who had a history of asthma – had broken a number of months before and, although financially healthy, he had refused to have it fixed.

Recording a verdict of suicide, Mr Short said: “He didn’t want his cancer treated and I believe that may have been a factor in his thinking.”