Coroner rules that Melton man,19, took his own life

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A popular teenager took his own life at home, an inquest has ruled.

The body of James William Francis Birch (19) was found at his house in Melton on September 11, after he’d been out with friends.

James leaves behind his parents Linda and Kevin. He was also a dear grandson, nephew and cousin.

At an inquest last Thursday at Loughborough Coroner’s Court, it was ruled that James had committed suicide by hanging.

James’s family declined to comment to the Melton Times after the inquest.