THE family of a man found dead in his home by police said that he was ‘loved very much’.

Pawel Szymczuk, a quality controller born in Poland but living in Accrington, was found dead at home on May 6 after concerns were raised about his wellbeing, an inquest heard.

Police officers entered his property on Bold Street and found the 34-year-old dead with a ligature around his neck. Yesterday a coroner at Blackburn Town Hall concluded Mr Szymczuk’s death was by suicide. 

PC Ryan Nolan said police attended the address after Mr Szymczuk’s brother, Michal, contacted them with concerns about his welfare after not having heard from him for a number of days.

PC Nolan said: “We knocked on his door but there was no answer and all of the curtains were drawn. Neighbours hadn’t seen or heard from him.

"Something didn’t feel right.”

Officers then forced entry into the home. Once inside, Mr Szymczuk was found by the stairs with a ligature around his neck. His body is thought to have been there for around 10 days. 

A statement written by his brother spoke of how Mr Szymczuk had grown up in Poland, where he had a normal childhood. He did well in school and could have gone on to higher education, but instead he chose to serve in the army. 

Later it was heard he moved to Halifax before he settled in Accrington.

Mr Szymczuk was also described as being very good at IT and all things to do with computers.

While circumstances surrounding his death are unclear, the inquest heard how Mr Szymczuk may have been in financial difficulties.

A toxicology report revealed he had some traces of alcohol in his system, but he was in overall good health.

Recording his conclusion, area coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, James Newman, said: “In terms of circumstance, I record that on the 6th of May 2018, Pawel Szymczuk was found deceased, suspended by a ligature at his home address, after family became concerned for his welfare. 

“I do find that Mr Szymczuk suspended himself with the intent to take his own life. There is enough evidence given here to return a suicide verdict.”

Speaking about his brother, Michal Szymczuk said: “We loved him very, very much."