Retired engineer killed himself

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A retired BT engineer who had recently separated from his wife killed himself with an overdose of painkillers at a luxury Shropshire hotel.

The body of Terence Miller was found by a chambermaid after he failed to check out of his room at the Hill Valley Golf and Spa on the outskirts of Whitchurch.

At an inquest held at The Guildhall, Shrewsbury yesterday (THURS), coroner for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, Mr John Ellery found that the 60-year-old from Ash Parva, Whitchurch had committed suicide.

He said: "Mr Miller was found dead, lying on the bed in room 221 at the Hill Valley Golf and Spa at 1pm on April 17 2014.

"A post mortem was carried out to establish what drugs were in his system and tests found a high level of Tramadol in his system.

"He and his wife had separated and he had left the family home in Whitchurch eight days before. It is not clear where he had been during those eight days but it is probable he had been in different parts of the country.

"The high level of Tramadol in his system can not have been taken for therapeutic purposes and notes left gave the indication he wished to take his own life."

Mr Ellery recorded a conclusion of suicide.

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