A DEESIDE man who drank "30 units of alcohol a day" died from liver disease, an inquest heard.

Christopher John Walter Hughes, 44, was pronounced dead at his home address on Quay Lane in Connah's Quay on July 27, 2019.

An inquest held in Ruthin on Thursday into Mr Hughes' death heard that his body was found by police in the hallway of his flat after neighbours had complained of a smell coming from inside of it.

The court heard that Mr Hughes, who had not been seen for two weeks before his body was discovered, had suffered from depression since childhood and had a history of alcohol abuse.

Mr Hughes, who is said to have consumed roughly 30 units of alcohol a day, sought help for his alcoholism from the Community Mental Health Service and from the Heddfan Psychiatric Unit at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and engaged in an alcohol detoxification programme in October, 2018.

A post-mortem into Mr Hughes' death found evidence of severe fatty liver disease.

Recording a conclusion of alcohol-related death, John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, deemed on the balance of all probability Mr Hughes' death to have been caused by severe fatty liver disease.