A 34-YEAR-OLD man who was found dead on an industrial estate on a Bank Holiday Monday took his own life, a coroner ruled.

A hearing at St Helens Town Hall on Tuesday (October 3) heard that Barry Rennie was discovered dead at the Eastside Industrial Estate on Jackson Street on Monday, May 29.

Coroner’s officer Kevin Farrell said that Mr Rennie, from St Helens and of no fixed address, had “no significant medical history” and was “known to use cocaine”.

Mr Farrell said: “On Monday, May 29 Merseyside Police were called to attend the Eastside Industrial Estate to a report of a male found hanging.”

He said CCTV footage showed Mr Rennie had gained access to the industrial estate via a perimeter fence on Saturday, May 27.

“Police enquiries didn’t reveal any evidence of third-party involvement,” added Mr Farrell.

“A post-mortem didn’t find any violence or trauma and there was no evidence of natural disease process.”

Toxicology reports showed Mr Rennie had taken cocaine “shortly before his passing” and “he may have been experiencing effects of the drug at the time of his actions.”

The inquest heard Mr Rennie had texted his sister on the Saturday in which he “apologised for letting her down”.

Delivering a verdict of suicide, coroner Christopher Sumner concluded: “The cause of death was hanging and there is no doubt in my mind that he intended to take his own life.”