FAMILY and friends of "an amazing young man" from Wrexham have paid a touching tribute to him following an inquest held into his death.

Morgan Rhys Davies, 19, an apprentice bricklayer and keen cricketer, was found hanging in the garage of the Summerhill Park home he shared with his father Martyn.

North Wales Police were alerted to his wellbeing by his ex-girlfriend Grace Williams after he sent her a message saying he would kill himself if they did not get back together.

Coroner John Gittins told the hearing at Wrexham Guildhall that Mr Davies, a former pupil at Ysgol Bryn Alyn at Gwersyllt, had been found at around 11.30pm on Sunday, June 24 and despite the best efforts of paramedics, who tried in vain to save his life for about 30 minutes, was pronounced dead at the scene at midnight.

Mr Gittins added a note found at the scene indicated that Mr Davies intended to take his own life.

The "suicide" death followed what was described as "a normal Sunday" which started off with him going to collect his car from Bradley Cricket Club, where he had played the previous day, before playing a round of golf and taking part in bowling practice.

The inquest also heard he visited his mother's home that evening and was described as being in good spirits and discussing his upcoming holiday.

He left to refuel his car for the working week ahead, before returning home at around 10.30pm.

He went to the toilet before coming downstairs, fixing his hair and telling his Dad he was going into the garage, which Mr Davies Snr said was "normal" because the garage was a "typical man cave".

However, when police arrived at the property about an hour later, they noticed the light was on in the garage and the door was locked, and when they opened it they found Mr Davies' body.

Mr Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, told the family Mr Davies' death was "a sad, tragic matter" and there was nothing he could say that could make them feel better.

In a statement Mr Davies' family said: "Morgan was caring, thoughtful and larger than life.

"The fact he is no longer with us has left a gaping hole in all our lives and it is almost impossible to put into words just how we feel.

"The last few months have been made more tolerable because Morgan's friends, including his girlfriend Grace, have rallied together to remember a young man who lived life to the full and was always there with a laugh and a smile.

"His family thank them for their support, kind thoughts and wishes.

"We sincerely hope they will all remain part of our lives. That will be the best tribute to Morgan.

"His family and friends miss him every second of every day.

"We now respectfully ask for the privacy to continue our grieving and to be allowed the space to come to try to come to terms as best we can with the loss of an amazing young man."