A FORMER fireman found dead at a Flintshire hotel committed suicide, a coroner concluded.

Terrence Mark Davies, of Penparcau, Aberystwyth, died in his bathroom at the St David's Hotel in Ewloe in January. He was 42.

Resuming an inquest into his death at Ruthin, Joanne Lees, assistant coroner for North Wales east and central, said Mr Davies had been in the area for work reasons.

He was found surrounded by a substantial amount of blood by a housekeeper at the hotel on January 30, following which the emergency services were called.

He had sustained a deep cut to his left arm and paramedics concluded he had died before they arrived.

Mrs Lees said a post mortem examination found the cause of death to be massive blood loss and alcohol toxicity due to the severance of a major artery in his left arm and excessive alcohol consumption.

He was also found to have taken two types of anti-depressant medication - one of which was at a therapeutic level and the other slightly higher but not fatal.

In a statement summarised by the coroner Mr Davies' sister Katie Marie Davies explained at the time of his death her brother was a conservation assistant, and he was training to be a book binder.

He had previously served as a postman and a part time firefighter, as well as a personal trainer.

Seven years ago his marriage broke down and he had battled depression ever since, attempting suicide three times since 2011 - the assistant coroner heard.

Records provided by Mr Davies' GP confirmed he had a 'history of depression' and alcohol use.

It was also confirmed that Mr Davies had received some counselling in 2017, but he had not attended the last of six sessions and had been discharged.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, Mrs Lees, said she was satisfied Mr Davies had been the one to inflict the fatal injury and he had intended the consequences which followed.