Man bled to death after fall

A VERDICT of accidental death has been recorded on a man who was found dead after slashing open his arm on a pane of glass.

David Tetlow was found lying next to the glass doors in his home with his wrist cut on August 17.

Tests on Mr Tetlow, 46, of Oaks Drive, Higham Ferrers, found he was about four times over the legal drink-driving limit.

An inquest heard Mr Tetlow, a keen cyclist who had once been an Olympic triallist, had been treated for alcoholism and depression.

Mr Tetlow's next-door neighbour and friend Andrew Christie said on the night before Mr Tetlow was discovered he could hear shouting from his flat.

He said: "In the garden at about 7pm, I could hear him roaring, letting out aggression."

At 6pm the following day he went to Mr Tetlow's house and knocked on the door. He didn't get a reply but could see Mr Tetlow's body.

He then called an ambulance.

Coroner Anne Pember said: "He was a person who had a drink problem for which he sought help, but sadly he relapsed.

"There was no intention on the part of David Tetlow to cut his wrist and end his life."

She recorded a verdict of accidental death.