AN ‘outgoing and lively’ man killed himself after falling into debt around the time of the break-up of a relationship, an inquest heard.

Garret Cosgrove, 40, of Limes Avenue, Darwen, was found hanged at his home address by his older brother Neil on Wednesday, May 6.


The brothers worked together and Neil Cosgrove said he went round to look for his brother when he failed to turn up for the start of his shift.

A hearing at Blackburn Coroner’s Court heard Mr Cosgrove had not been himself after the breakdown of a short-term relationship with a woman earlier in the year and there had been suggestions that he had some debt issues.

He had texted his other brother Keiron the previous day and asked him to call him but returned calls were left unanswered.

Mr Cosgrove, a warehouseman, had previously talked about killing himself to friends and had occasionally gone missing for short periods.

The court heard Mr Cosgrove was not the type of man to ‘open up’ and ‘would only let you know what he wanted you to know’.

Coroner Michael Singleton recorded a verdict that Mr Cosgrove killed himself.