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Ipswich 27-year-old Lauris Trops took his own life after relationship ended, inquest told

PUBLISHED: 16:17 01 August 2017 | UPDATED: 10:25 02 August 2017

The inquest was held at Beacon House, Ipswich. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

The inquest was held at Beacon House, Ipswich. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

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A 27-year-old man from Ipswich took his own life after his girlfriend decided to end their relationship a week prior to his death, an inquest has heard.

Lauris Trops, of Packard Avenue, was found dead in woodland off Felixstowe Road on May 12.

An inquest into his death held at Beacon House in Ipswich this afternoon heard that his girlfriend had ended their relationship a week before his death, although they still lived together at the time.

Evidence heard from the police investigation revealed Mr Trops had said to her that she would “get a surprise next week”, which she took to mean that he would take her out to dinner in an attempt to revive their relationship.

But on May 12, the 27-year-old production line worker was founding hanging in the woodland.

Suffolk police officers called to the scene shortly after 1pm attempted to save him and performed CPR.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital when their efforts were unsuccessful, but later died.

The police report said he had a Latvian passport in his pocket, which officers said they believed to be his.

The inquest heard that scans carried out by intensive care consultants when he was taken to hospital showed swelling on the brain, but no clear fractures.

The consultant’s report added: “From a neurological perspective the outlook appeared poor.”

Mr Trops had also suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of his hanging, the inquest heard.

A toxicology report confirmed he had neither alcohol or drugs in his system at the time of his death.

Concluding the inquest at Beacon House yesterday, assistant coroner Nigel Parsley concluded that Mr Trops died of hypoxic encephalopathy – a lack of oxygen to the brain – as a result of hanging.

He added: “I will also conclude that Lauris Trops died as a result of suicide.

“It just leaves me to once more pass on my condolences and the condolences of the court to the family and friends of Lauris Trops for their very sad loss.”

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