Man died from brain bleed after tragic fall

Coroner records accidental death verdict

A Market Rasen man’s death was found to be a tragic accident after an inquest was held in Louth last week.

Guy Nichols, of Mill Road, was found dead in his home on November 10 earlier this year.

At the inquest held at Louth Town Hall, coroner Stuart Fisher heard that Mr Nichols, 64, told a neighbour a few days before his death that he had fallen over.

His neighbour said in a statement that they had seen Mr Nichols and he said he had a fall and banged his head.

The neighbour saw he had bruising on his chin and blood on his hand, but Mr Nichols said he was fine.

Mr Fisher, coroner for Central Lincolnshire, said police had ruled there were no suspicious circumstances and that Mr Nichols death was as a result of bleeding on the brain which was found in a post-mortem examination.

Mr Nichols was in receipt of Warfarin, an anticoagulant which is used to prevent the formation of blood clots in the blood vessels and in the body and this, combined with the blow to head, were contributing factors in his death.

Although Mr Nichols was found to have alcohol in his system over three times the drink-drive limit, 
Mr Fisher ruled that alcohol was not a factor in this incident.