Busker found hanged in woods
A WELL-known South Devon busker hanged himself in woodland near Totnes, an inquest has heard.
David Bridge, who was 23 and lived in Lymington Road, Torquay, hanged himself from a tree at Bowden Pillars on May 15. He was single, and a labourer and musician.
The inquest in Torquay heard he had been missing for some time before his body was found by farm worker Andrew Moore. In a statement, Mr Moore said he had been working when he saw a ‘shadow in the trees’ which turned out to be a person hanging.
Mr Bridge had been a cannabis user in the past, the hearing was told, and suffered from depression and anxiety. He had previously taken an overdose.
A report from his doctor said he was not suicidal, but had “wished he was dead”.
Detective Sergeant Katherine Joyner of Torquay CID said Mr Bridge had his passport in a rucksack, along with a number of notes. His landlord had found a number of notes in his flat explaining what he wanted done with his property.
Torbay and South Devon Coroner Ian Arrow said he was satisfied Mr Bridge had taken his own life.