A MAN found hanged in his Bolton home sent messages to his family about killing himself, an inquest heard.

Brandon Edgerley, aged 23, was discovered at his flat in Thorn Bank, Deane, on July 4.

Prior to his death, Mr Edgerley sent text messages to his mother Stephanie Edgerley about plans for his funeral, and texted his sister about hanging himself.

He also rang two friends, and Facebook messaged another, with plans to meet up.

Coroner Timothy Brennand told an inquest at Bolton Coroner’s Court that Brandon was known to binge drink and took cocaine recreationally — but was a positive person.

He said: “This is a tragedy because of his age at the time of death. But the court has heard from a succession of family, neighbours and friends who have nothing but positive and delightful things to tell me about Brandon.”

Mr Edgerley’s family were asleep when he sent the text messages. The family told the court that he had sent a similar message in the past when he was angry and initially believed it was the same situation again. However, when they could not reach him on the phone his sister Chloe went to his flat and found him hanged.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a pathologist report found Brandon was three times over the legal alcohol limit and had recreational amount of cocaine in his system, but the court heard he had died from hanging.

Evidence from a GP showed Brandon had a history of depression and attempted suicide but Mr Brennand ruled there was not enough evidence to suggest he set out to kill himself or that his death was an accident. He recorded a narrative verdict.