A MAN whose sister was murdered was found hanged in his home, an inquest heard.

Paul McCarthy, aged 48, was found by police in Ellesmere Walk, Farnworth, on June 4.

The Bolton inquest heard that Mr McCarthy, who was not working at the time of his death, had suffered from mental health issues.

The inquest heard one of the triggers for the condition was his sister’s murder in 1993.

Mr McCarthy had spoken about taking his own life to friend Toni Lord and others. Miss Lord said: “He was so down about his sister, mum and dad.”

About a month before his death he was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital stating he wanted to take his own life.

Assistant Coroner Rachael Griffin, who recorded a verdict of suicide, expressed concern about follow-up care after the surgery was notified

The inquest heard that the surgery left a voicemail message for Mr McCarthy but there was no indication of a letter being sent.

Ms Griffin said she would write to the health centre as well the Chief Coroner about the policies and procedures of the surgery in these circumstances.