In­quest finds death was al­co­hol re­lated

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A 48-YEAR-old al­co­holic could have been co­matose for hours be­fore his body was found, an in­quest heard last Thurs­day.

The body of David Wil­liam Salum, who died on April 13, was found by the owner of wa­ter sys­tems sup­plier 1st 4 Thirst at Ban­gors Park, Iver.

Bea­cons­field Coroners Court heard that Mr Salum, from West Dray­ton, Lon­don, had been feel­ing ill for a num­ber of days be­fore his death and had had around two weeks off work, com­plain­ing that he had been feel­ing sick.

Mr Salum had only re­cently be­come em­ployed and was wor­ried about the im­pact on his ben­e­fits.

Col­league Gra­hame Taylor, in a state­ment, said on the day Mr Salum ‘sounded poorly in his voice and didn’t look very well’, and the last time he saw him was 12.30pm.

Mr Po­cock said he had last seen Mr Salum at around 10am but no­ticed he was ‘phys­i­cally shak­ing’ and thought he ‘did not look 100%.

The pathol­o­gist’s re­port foud Mr Salum had a pale en­larged liver, fluid on the lungs and that he had marked steato­hep­ati­tis.

The re­port said: “The ap­pear­ances are in keep­ing with an ac­tive chronic hep­ati­tis with fea­tures in keep­ing with al­co­hol ex­cess along with early changes of cir­rho­sis.”

Mr But­ler recorded a con­clu­sion death was al­co­hol re­lated.

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