A RETIRED Trowbridge man took his life in a country park after his depression was accentuated by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.

Kevin Dallimore, 67, was found in the Biss Meadows Country Park on Friday, July 17 after being discovered at 10.25am by a walker in the park.

The resumed inquest in Salisbury heard that Mr Dallimore was certified dead by a paramedic who attended the tragic scene.

Mr Dallimore, of Woolpack Meadows, Trowbridge, suffered from a depressive disorder which had been accentuated by the Covid-19 lockdown.

Wiltshire & Swindon senior coroner David Ridley said the onset of this depressive episode more likely than not contributed to his actions earlier that day.

The coroner returned a verdict that Mr Dallimore had taken his own life.

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