A MAN who was found dead in his flat in Llandudno had become “estranged” from his family in the years before his death, an inquest has heard.

Matthew Glyn Williams, of Caroline Road, Llandudno, died aged 34 in Llandudno on 18 December, 2023.

At the inquest into his death in Ruthin today (May 13), Kate Robertson, assistant senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, recorded a conclusion of suicide by hanging.

The inquest heard that Mr Williams was born on 2 August, 1989, and had been a “naturally gifted” athlete and musician in his youth, who enjoyed going to music gigs.

In the years before his death, he had become “estranged” from his family, seemed to “shove himself away from them”, and was “very secretive” about his relationships.

He had been seen by a community psychiatric nurse at Wrexham Maelor since June 2018, who had reported symptoms of paranoia.

He was in contact with the community psychiatry team at the hospital until 2020, with a small element of contact in 2021.

After being referred once more in June 2023, Mr Williams reported experiencing “hallucinations” and seemed to be under the influence of “elicit” substances.

In a telephone appointment with the hospital that same month, he said he was “hearing demons” and was feeling suicidal.

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However, by the time of his final appointment on September 11, he felt “much better” and was “positive”.

He showed no signs of mental illness, but did show signs of drug psychosis and had agreed to remain close to the community help team – there was no evidence of further contact with the team.

Mr Williams, who worked at Asda, was off work at the time of his death with “back trouble”.

On December 18, two electricians were checking alarm systems in Mr Williams’ apartment block at Caroline Road, which required access to flats.

Electrician Neil Copeley said they had “knocked on the door a few times”, with no response, so requested keys from the letting agent to gain access.

Upon entry, he and his colleague received no reply, with Mr Williams found hanging by the kitchen area.

Police then arrived at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found a medical cause of death of hanging, with the toxicology report only finding traces of pain management medication.

Mrs Robertson returned a conclusion of death by suicide, with a medical cause of death of hanging.

Addressing Mr Williams’ father, she added: “I pass on my most sincerest condolences at this most difficult time.

“I’m so incredibly sorry to you and your wife in these circumstances.”

Mr Williams’ mother Felicity had described her son as “well brought up” and “well-loved”.

If you would like support with your mental health, you can call Mind’s InfoLine on 0300 123 3393, or the Samaritans on 116 123.