A SHEPHERD found hanged in a barn at a farm had been worried about his job, an inquest was told.

Kevin Paul Klakus, 60, from Iwerne Minster, had suffered from depression in the past and had been treated for it with anti-depressants.

He was discovered hanging by a farm worker in a barn near the farm where he lived on November 30 last year and was declared dead at the scene. The police searched the area where he was found dead, and his home, but no evidence of a note was discovered.

The cause of his death was found to be hanging.

West Dorset Coroner Michael Johnston recorded an open verdict at the inquest.

He concluded there was no evidence of Mr Klakus’s intentions to kill himself.