A POLISH man who was found dead in Poole Park had struggled to cope following the death of his teenage son, an inquest has heard.

Physiotherapist Cezary Staszak’s body was discovered by a council worker at around 7.40am on April 11 this year.

Yesterday an inquest into his death, held at Bournemouth Corner’s Court, heard Mr Staszak had struggled to cope and battled an alcohol problem after his son Frederick, who lived in Poland with his mother, died in 2010.

The 49-year-old’s ex-girlfriend, Kasia Jaszewska, told the court following Frederick’s death, Mr Staszak felt ‘guilty’ for leaving Poland and his two children.

The court heard he had written a ‘farewell letter’ to Miss Jaszewska, which was found in the chest pocket of his jacket after his body was discovered.

Toxicity reports revealed he had no drugs or alcohol in the system when he died.

Pathologist Dr Simon Rasbridge concluded that Mr Staszak died as the result of hanging, while Sheriff Payne, coroner for Bournemouth, recorded a verdict of suicide.