A CORONER has recorded an open verdict into the death of an 18-year-old who was found hanging days before his A-level results were due out.

Richard Coysh, was found hanging in the bedroom of his home in Sandy Lane, Hindley, on August 16.

The teenager had suffered from severe anxiety and stress problems in the months leading up to his death and had been referred to a psychiatrist.

He was on medication and was due to meet the psychiatrist for the first time on the day of his death.

Mr Coysh had taken A-levels and was due to start university in September.

A report from Mr Coysh's mental health social worker told that he had experienced hallucinations and had experimented with tying things around his neck to "stop himself thinking", but had not expressed suicidal tendencies.

His mum, Janet said: "I felt that he was very happy and positive the weekend before his death, but looking back it seems he was spending time with the people that mattered and I wonder if he was happy because he had made a decision."

Coroner Jennifer Leeming concluded that the evidence was not sufficient to say that Mr Coysh took his own life and recorded an open verdict.