A MAN from Colwyn Bay was found dead at his home had likely consumed excess amounts of alcohol in the lead-up to his death, an inquest heard.

Anthony Allport died on March 17 aged 43 at his flat on Abergele Road.

At a full inquest into his death, held in Ruthin today (October 24), John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, gave a conclusion of an alcohol-related death.

Mr Gittins recorded a medical cause of death of alcohol ketoacidosis in the context of liver cirrhosis.


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The inquest heard that, on the date of Mr Allport’s death, Police Constable John Jones was called to attend a concern for safety incident at about 4.30pm.

It was reported that Mr Allport’s relatives had not heard from him for some time, and that the last person to see him was his son, Troy, on March 11.

PC Jones located Mr Allport’s flat, but received no response from knocks on his door.

After Troy had approached him at the door at about 5pm, PC Jones gained entry to Mr Allport’s flat by kicking it.

Upon gaining entry,  he found two single mattresses with “dirty blankets and pillows” on them, and a living room which was “very messy” and “cluttered with litter”.

Multiple bottles of Smirnoff vodka, both open and unopened, were also found in the flat, which PC Jones described as being “very hot”, with several electric heaters switched on.

After shouting for Mr Allport but receiving no reply, PC Jones then found him slumped against a bunkbed.

He was cold to touch, and it was clear to the officer that Mr Allport had died.

North Wales Pioneer: Anthony AllportAnthony Allport (Image: Shannon Woodfield)

Paramedics then pronounced Mr Allport dead at the scene at 5.45pm that day.

Mr Allport’s post-mortem examination was undertaken by Dr Mark Atkinson, whose report suggested that the deceased had a “known excess alcohol history”.

Dr Atkinson said there was evidence of advanced liver cirrhosis, which may have been in relation to alcohol consumption.

Though, a summary from Mr Allport’s general practitioner did not specify a history of excessive alcohol consumption.

Toxicology reports for Mr Allport showed a decreased use of carbohydrates in his system at the time of his death.

Concluding, Mr Gittins placed on record his condolences to Mr Allport’s family, who did not attend the inquest.

Prior to the inquest, one of Mr Allport’s seven children, Shannon, paid tribute to him.

She told the Pioneer: "My dad was one of the kindest, most thoughtful people, with a huge heart and a lot of love to give.

“He had a bubbly and energetic personality, was always the first to crack a joke, and was constantly trying to wind his friends and family up.”