A 38-YEAR-OLD man who drank the equivalent of 20 pints of beer a day died because of his alcohol abuse, an inquest heard.
Lee Davies, who was said to drink 46 units of alcohol a day, died on October 23 in Glan Clwyd Hospital of pneumonia due to cirrhosis of the liver.
Mr Davies, originally from the Wrexham area but later of Church Street, Altrincham, attended Bryn Alyn School in Gwersyllt and worked as a factory supervisor at Marshalls Mono in Wrexham for more than eight years.
At the inquest at Ruthin yesterday Mr Davies’ partner Eileen Rogers said: “He lost his driving licence in February 2011 and then I realised Lee had a drinking problem.
“He then admitted he had been drinking heavily for a while.”
Mr Davies tried several times to do home detox, including at his father Percy Davies’ home in Wrexham, but he was unsuccessful.
In July 2013 Mr Davies and his partner moved to a caravan park for a while but he continued to drink.
Miss Rogers said: “He was the most loving and caring man.
“We would go to the cinema and out for meals.
“We would go out for hours walking the dog on the beach.”
Before he died Miss Rogers took him to the accident and emergency department at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and he was sent to Glan Clwyd with liver failure. He was told there was nothing more staff could do.
North East and Central Wales coroner John Gittins said: “Despite the clear amount of love and support from his family, he continued to drink.
“His death arose from abuse of alcohol.”
Mr Gittins recorded a conclusion of death by natural causes.