A WREXHAM man overdosed on cocaine and heroin, an inquest heard.

Christopher Matthew Griffiths, 38, was found dead at his home on Bridge Street in the Southsea area of Wrexham on December 27, 2019.

An inquest in Ruthin on Thursday (October 15) into Mr Griffiths' death heard that he was found dead by his brother, Andrew Griffiths.

Andrew Griffiths attended his brother's address on December 27 after none of his family had heard from him for a few days.

He managed to gain access to the property via a boarded up window and found his brother on the floor of his bedroom.

Paramedics attended the address whereby Christopher Griffiths, who had learning difficulties and mental health issues, was pronounced dead at 1.43pm.

The inquest heard drug paraphernalia was found on his bed and a post-mortem examination confirmed that cocaine and heroin was in his system at potentially fatal levels.

Christopher Griffiths' mother, Sandra, said it came as a "huge shock" to the family, and was especially devastating as she had lost another of her sons some years ago.

Recording a conclusion of drug-related death, John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, deemed that on the balance of probability Christopher Griffiths' death to have been caused by cocaine and heroin toxicity.