Pharmacist took tablets overdose

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A popular Sudbury pharmacist ended his own life with an overdose of tablets, an inquest heard.

Stephen Lunn, 42, had been suffering from depression and anxiety for eight years, the inquest was told.

Mr Lunn, a pharmacist at Boots, had left his home in Maldon Court, Great Cornard, on June 7 but failed to arrive at work.

When shop staff contacted his family at 10am, efforts began to locate Mr Lunn who was found unconscious inside a car at Assington by his father-in-law.

Efforts were made to revive Mr Lunn, who was found surrounded by empty tablet packets, but less than three quarters of an hour later he was declared dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination, together with specialist toxicology tests, showed he died as a result of respiratory depression and an overdose of morphine and temazepam.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone said a note stating Mr Lunn’s intentions had been found with him. Dr Sharpstone recorded a conclusion that Mr Lunn took his own life.