Outdoors instructor found dead after not being seen for five weeks

Concerns had been raised for the well-being of a 54-year-old man – before police entered his home where they found his body. Grant Hartley’s family, friends and landlord reported their concerns to police as no one had seen him for five weeks.

After entering his home in Ash Bank Road, Werrington on May 11, police found the outdoor activity instructor in the living room. Medicine boxes were also found on the property.

Mr Hartley’s cause of death was said to be ‘not established’ and an inquest has been opened. North Staffordshire Deputy Coroner Sukhdev Garcha said: ‘His family, neighbors and landlord have raised concerns about him with the police as he had not been seen for five weeks.

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“Police found him lying on the floor in his living room. Several boxes of medicine were found. He was known to have depression and stopped taking medicine a year ago.

The investigation resumes in a month. Grant’s obituary read: “A much loved son, father and brother. Grant will be sadly missed by all of his loving family and friends.”

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