Redruth pensioner David Nice killed himself,Truro inquest heard
A RETIRED joiner and shop fitter from Redruth killed himself shortly after being given an ultimatum to clear his debts by a solicitors' office.
David Nice, aged 66, from Lanner, was found hanged in his garage by a Jehovah's Witness on August 23, 2012.
His inquest, held in Truro today, heard that Mr Nice ran up debts of £25,000 on credit cards and loans.
He had also struggled come to terms with his mother's death and feared having to sell her house where he had moved in 2003.
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Recording a verdict of suicide, assistant Cornwall coroner Barrie van den Berg, said: "It looks like there was a combination of factors like the letter from the solicitors and he thought there was no way out so I believe he took his own life."