It is impossible to say whether a man who fell from a busy town multi-story car park was the victim of a tragic accident or a suicide, an inquest has heard.
Alan Ingram, 49, of Chelveston Drive, Corby, was found by a shocked passer-by laying dead on a ramp below the town’s multi-story car park in Anne Street on Friday, February 24, this year.
The incident closed the car park to the public, and police shut the entrace to Anne Street at the mini-roundabout in Elizabeth Street.
The inquest took place at Kettering Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, August 23, and despite hearing that Mr Ingram had a string of depression issues, coroner Anne Pember recorded an open verdict.
She concluded: “I cannot be sure whether this man jumped or he fell. In the circumstances, I’m not satisfied beyond all reasonable doubt that he wanted to end his life.”
The inquest heard that Mr Ingram was a quiet man, who never married, and had previously worked at Corby’s Acquascutum factory, and he enjoyed computing as a hobby.
Speaking in a statement which was read out, his brother Graeme, of Chelveston Drive, said: “I saw him the day he died and he was bright, doing chores.
“He had a GP appointment but left early, saying he wanted to go for a walk.
“The whole family are devastated by what has happened.”