AN INQUEST into the death of an Oxford man has concluded that he committed suicide.

Oxfordshire Coroners Court heard that 32-year-old Matthew Walton, formerly of Cockpit Close, Woodstock died in the early hours of August 16 at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Mr Walton was born in Oxford and suffered from mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.

In addition to this, Mr Walton had problems with alcohol dependence and a 'serious lung condition'.

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At a previous GP consultation, it was found that Mr Walton had 'no thoughts of self harm'.

In a statement read to the court, Julie Walton, Mr Walton's mother, said: "Mathew had a difficult time preceding his death.

"He had a partner and a son with them but they had split up.

"His partner made allegations which upset Matthew."

Social services indeed became involved with regards to access to Mr Walton's son.

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Further to his mental health issues, Mr Walton became unemployed, which added to the 'turmoil and struggles' Mr Walton was going through.

In a later visit to his GP, Mr Walton agreed to reduce his methadone dosage in order to see more of his son.

However, his behaviour became increasingly erratic.

On the evening of August 15, resident Matthew Drewett discovered the body of Mr Walton in a wood near his home.

Although every effort was made to resuscitate Mr Walton through CPR, he remained in cardiac arrest throughout transportation to the hospital.

Concluding, Rosamund Rhodes-Kemp, assistant coroner for Oxfordshire, said: "Matthew did take his own life and intended to do so.

"He had a lot of pressing issues, therefore I think the correct conclusion is suicide."