Entrepreneur’s death an accident, inquest concludes

POLICE were called in to investigate after blood was found on the walls of a 54-year-old discovered dead in his home, an inquest was told.

Martin Wright, an entrepreneur, lived alone in his house in High Street, Cavendish, when he was reported dead by his landlord Adrian Whitehouse on November 2 last year.

When the police arrived at the scene of Mr Wright’s death, they initially treated as “potentially suspicious”, an inquest into his death held in Bury St Edmunds heard yesterday.

However, foul play was quickly ruled out by the police and the blood on the walls was attributed to a head injury sustained by Mr Wright during a fall.

Greater Suffolk Coroner Dr Peter Dean said: “There were some lacerations on the scalp. It was felt this was an injury that had come from falling in an unprotected way.”

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The inquest heard how Mr Wright was twice the legal drink-drive limit when he died and a statement written for the hearing by his brother David Wright said Mr Wright had experienced some “alcohol related issues”.

Dr Dean recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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