An inquest has been held into the death of a man who was found on the floor at his home in Wrexham.

Paul Williams, 51, of Earles Court in Wrexham, was pronounced dead at Wrexham Maleor Hospital on July 16, 2022 after he was found in his flat unresponsive.

At County Hall in Ruthin on Friday (March 24), an inquest conducted by senior coroner John Gittins was held into his death.

Mr Williams, born on October 30, 1970, has been described as having an “addictive personality” and was well known in the Wrexham area.

Mr Williams was a known diabetic, which he was managing himself, and he had a history of drug use and OCD.

Around a year before he died, Mr Williams had been attacked at a cashpoint, and later it was acknowledged by those who knew him that his behaviour had changed after.

In the last six months before his death, Mr Williams had been convinced that he was ill, and thought that he had been having strokes.

Those close to him had also reported that his behaviour had changed shortly before his death, which was described by his neighbour as having become “challenging”.

On the day Mr Williams was taken to hospital, his neighbour noticed that his front door was open, and rang the police, who discovered Mr Williams on the floor. A decision was made to ring paramedics who later took him to hospital.

The flat was described as being in an “appalling state” and Mr Williams was in an “unkempt state” when he was found. He was slumped on the floor and according to a police officer, was surrounded by “drug paraphernalia”.

The room smelt of waste and rotting food, and his aunt Sylvia Crocombe said at the inquest that the room hadn’t always been like that.

Mr Williams had a consciousness level of three, and it is unknown how long he was on the floor for.

He later died in hospital and had pressure sores on the right side and his face, and a poor respiratory rate.

Pathologist Dr Abdelsalam conducted a post mortem, and found that he had a very low BMI, fluid on the lungs and a “small old cerebellar infarct” which means he had suffered a stroke at some point, though it is unknown when, but was not significant to his death.

It was concluded that Mr Willimas had died as a result of diabetic ketoacidosis, self neglect, previous cerebellar infarct and personality disorder.

John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, recorded a conclusion as per the post mortem, acknowledging that it was “largely” a death from natural causes due to his diabetic condition.