Outdoor activity instructor found dead after not being seen for five weeks
Concerns had been raised for the welfare of a 54-year-old man – before police gained entry to his home where they found his body. Family, friends and Grant Hartley’s landlord reported their worries to the police as nobody had seen him for five weeks. After gaining entry into his home in Ash Bank Road, Werrington, on May 11, police found the outdoor activity instructor in the living room.
Boxes of medication were also found in the property. Mr Hartley’s cause of death was given as ‘unascertained’ and an inquest has been opened. North Staffordshire Assistant coroner, Sukhdev Garcha said: “His family, neighbours and landlord reported concerns about him to the police because he had not been seen for five weeks.
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He was known to have depression and stopped taking medication a year ago.” The inquest resumes in a month. Grant’s death notice read: “A dearly loved son, dad and brother.
Grant will be sadly missed by all his loving family and friends.”