Inquest hears Mablethorpe father hanged himself the day before he was due to appear in court

A Mablethorpe father hanged himself at his parents’ home the day before he was due to appear in court on a charge of being in possession of an offensive weapon, an inquest has heard.

Andrew Frisby, 42, was discovered hanging by his mother Barbara on January 24, the day after he confided in a friend that he had suicidal intentions.

Coroner Stuart Fisher recorded a verdict of suicide at Spilsby’s Coroner’s Court on June 26, stating there was ‘no doubt the court case was playing on his mind’.

The inquest heard Mr Frisby, a schizophrenic who suffered with emphacemia and had a history of alcohol and drug abuse, had spent the morning of his death drinking at the Marisco Inn in Sutton on Sea.

His parents, George and Barbara, intended to go shopping and went to the pub to tell their son that they were doing so, he told them ‘not to rush back’.

When they returned from shopping they found their son hanging and called 999, but he sadly died at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital.

The inquest heard Andrew Frisby had tried to hang himself ‘a few years’ before but on that occasion was found in time, saving his life.

But on January 23 he had told his friend John Ceains of his intentions, which were relayed to George Frisby by Mr Ceains.

Mr Ceains said: “I was not surprised to hear that he had hanged himself, he had spoken about it before.

“He was due to go to crown court and was worried he would be sent to prison.”

The inquest heard Mr Frisby, a father to an 18 year old girl, had been depressed since he split from his partner six years beforehand.

Mr Frisby had been receiving treatment from the Crisis Team at Louth County Hospital but there were allegations he had threatened staff.

His father George said: “I had not known him to be violent towards anybody but I know he would make threats and often he acted on impulse.”

He added that he believed his son ‘had been planning this for a long time’.

A report from Gareth Price of the Crisis Team said Mr Frisby had ‘bouts of suicidal tendencies’ and his last risk assessment indicated he was potentially a suicide risk.

The coroner, Mr Fisher, said: “He had been involved with the crisis team but unfortunately he had not always engaged with them.

“I’m satisfied that Mr Frisby did have an intention of taking his own life.

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies to his family.”