Man sent police letter saying he was going to kill himself

A Northampton man who sent a letter to police stating he was going to kill himself took his life before officers could get to his house, an inquest heard.

Barry Harris, aged 55, was found dead in the bathroom of his home in Hunsbarrow Road, Briar Hill, on August 6, 2007 after he took an overdose of paracetamol and anti-depression drugs.