A DOORMAN from Wrexham died following a cocaine and morphine overdose, an inquest heard.

John Heath Jones, 51, was pronounced dead at his home in Maes Hyfryd in New Rhosrobin on September 6, 2019.

An inquest held in Ruthin on Friday into Mr Jones' death heard he had been found by a neighbour in his living room.

Mr Jones, who had run the former Infinity gym in Wrexham, had a history of psychiatric and substance misuse issues, the inquest was told.

The court heard that Mr Jones consumed large amounts of prescription painkillers having sustained a stab wound to his left eye, as well as an abscess forming on his upper arm which was left untreated for some time.

Mr Jones had also developed enlarged heart syndrome as a result of his use of anabolic steroids to assist with his powerlifting hobby.

A post-mortem examination into Mr Jones' death found his heart to be nearly double the weight (640 grams) of the average heart (340 grams).

It also found traces of cocaine and morphine in his blood and urine - both at a level which is deemed can be fatal.

There was also evidence of anti-depressants and painkillers in his system, at levels deemed therapeutic - as well as a low level of alcohol.

The post-mortem deemed Mr Jones' death to have been caused by a combined cocaine and morphine overdose.

The court heard that Mr Jones, a father-of-three, had suffered from poor mental health for nearly a decade prior to his death.

However, John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, did not reach a conclusion of suicide as Mr Jones' mental health is said to have improved according to his Community Mental Health Team in August, 2019 - with Mr Jones said neither to be depressed nor suicidal at that time.

Mr Gittins recorded a conclusion of drugs-related death, deemed on the balance of all probability Mr Jones' death to have been caused by combined cocaine and morphine overdose.