A HEARTBROKEN man killed himself after struggling to deal with the breakdown of his marriage to his childhood sweetheart, an inquest has heard.

Devastated Luiz Antonio Rozendo Bastos, aged 36, of Viking Street, Burnden, struggled with the "enormous tragedy" of his relationship breakdown in February last year.

Following the break-up, he took an overdose and even told his doctor that he had bought a rope, but that information was not reported to mental health professionals, who deemed him to be low risk.

He was found dead at his home on August 22, last year.

Recording a conclusion of hanging, Acting Senior Coroner Alan Walsh said: “He was a happy-go-lucky young man, who liked to travel. He was happily married for a time and while I don’t wish to make any comments that are critical of the breakdown of that relationship, I have to accept that it badly affected him.

“It was an enormous tragedy. I also believe that some lessons can and have been learned, and actions have been taken.”

Tuesday’s inquest at Bolton Coroner's Court heard Mr Bastos and his wife met in their home country of Brazil, when they were 13 years old and started a relationship 18 years later, in 2013 after reconnecting on Facebook.

After just six months together, the childhood sweethearts were married and eventually moved to England in November 2016.

But following the separation, Mr Bastos moved in with his sister Liliane — who was the last person to see him on the evening of August 21.

On the morning of his death, Miss Bastos left the house to go to the shops and said she heard music coming from his bedroom.

Later that morning, a neighbour spotted Mr Bastos’ body through the bedroom window when she went out for a cigarette, and alerted the police.

Miss Bastos described her brother as "very happy and the life of the party" but said he had struggled since the breakdown of his relationship.

One of his closest friends, Tatiany Calcada added: “He was very trustworthy person and very helpful. He loved to be a comedian, he was very cheeky. I’m missing him a lot.”

The court heard that Mr Bastos was known to mental health services following the relationship break-up, and that he had taken an overdose and bought rope in the months leading up to his death.

On July 9, 2018, Mr Bastos visited his GP and despite mentioning the rope, this information was not passed on to the Rapid Assessment, Interface and Discharge (RAID) service at Royal Bolton Hospital, when he was referred.

After an assessment by a mental health nurse, Mr Bastos was deemed to be at a low risk of self-harm.

Another member of the mental health team admitted there was no cross-communication between themselves and psychological services, with whom Mr Bastos had two appointments in June 2018.

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Mr Walsh said it was "concerning" that the information about the rope was not passed on from Mr Bastos’ GP to RAID.

There were previously similar concerns raised at the inquest into the death of Alexander Banerjee in August ,2018. The 23-year-old hanged himself after years of mental health problems.

Due to his anxiety, he struggled to leave the house to visit psychiatrists, but his GP said a home-based treatment service was not offered in Bolton.

Following the inquest, it came to light that there indeed is a home-based service offered by the Rivington Unit of Royal Bolton Hospital.

Gill Green, Director of Nursing at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust said lessons have been learned and recommendations have been put in place to improve information-sharing.

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She said: “We are sorry to those who knew Mr Bastos for their tragic loss. We have looked carefully at the facts surrounding Mr Bastos’ treatment and care under our hospital-based liaison services and our primary care psychological therapy service. Through these investigations we have learned that the information-sharing processes between the two team needed to be improved, so that the care delivered is seamless.

“We have put these recommendations in place through a robust action plan with the teams, and we have also shared the experience via our Positive Learning Events, which are an opportunity for lessons to be communicated.

“Whilst we understand that this lack of information-sharing may not have directly contributed to the outcome, we are determined to learn what we can to make sure our services are responsive and effective to those who need them. However, would like to express our deepest sympathies to Mr Bastos’ family and friends.”