A MAN died by suicide at a New Forest campsite, an inquest heard.

Andrew Tribbeck was found dead in his car at Roundhill Campsite in Brockenhurst last October.

The 51-year-old was a long-term resident at Newlands Hotel in Rosemount Road, Bournemouth and had no family or close friends, Winchester Coroner’s Court was told.

In a statement read to the court Trevor Emery, who runs the hotel, said the death of Mr Tribbeck came as a shock.

“He was very reliable. He was a really nice person who would do anything for you.

“He always paid his rent on time, never caused any problem," Mr Emery said.

Mr Tribbeck left the hotel at the end of September and booked a stay at the campsite on September 27 for two nights.

Andrew Jordan, who works at Roundhill, found Mr Tribbeck in his car at around 11am on October 1.

The court heard Mr Tribbeck had a history of alcohol abuse and gout. A series of notes and a picture of a dog were found in his car.

A post-mortem examination found he died from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Recording a verdict of suicide, senior coroner Grahame Short said: “This was a planned act.

“It is not clear from the notes the reason why he chose to take this action, whether he was running out of money or whether he was in pain or lonely.

“It is a sad way for someone to end their life in these circumstances.”

There are a number of organisations offering support for people who have been struggling with mental health issues.

  • Help is available from the Samaritans 24-hours a day, seven days a week on 116 123. You can also email jo@samaritans.org
  • Papyrus is a service for young people up to the age of 35 who are worried about how they are feeling, or anyone concerned about a young person. You can call the HOPElineUK number on 0800 068 4141, or text 07786 209697, or email pat@papyrus-uk.org.
  • NHS Choices is a 24-hour national helpline providing health advice and information. Call them free on 111. 
  • C.A.L.M. is a national helpline for men to talk about any issues they are having. Call 0800 58 58 58.
  • Childline (for under 19) 0800 1111
  • The Silver Line (for older people) 0800 4 70 80 90