A MAN who suffered with debt problems died after taking a “massive quantity of pills”, an inquest heard.

Peter Anthony Corcoran, from Blandford, who had a history of depression, took his own life on November 1, 2016, the inquest at Bournemouth Coroner’s Court heard on Tuesday.

The 47-year-old was discovered by his estranged wife, Julie.

Dorset Coroner Rachael Griffin read out a statement from Julie that said Mr Corcoran was employed as a printer before being made redundant. He then started work as a store manager.

She said he had debt problems, which led to his health deteriorating. He suffered from panic attacks, chest pain, and became paranoid.

In 2013, his house was repossessed and, during that year, his marriage broke down.

In October the same year, he took an overdose and was taken to hospital. He recovered and started counselling.

The statement said that two days before his death, Mr Corcoran had spent a day with his family.

Julie said he had seemed "chirpy", but, when she visited him at his home on November 1, she found he had taken his own life.

A statement by PC Rogers, of Dorset Police, said police and paramedics had found Mr Corcoran to have taken a “massive quantity of pills”.

The coroner recorded a conclusion of suicide.