A MAN who died at a Wrexham nursing home had been badly beaten in an attack seven years ago, an inquest heard.

Corin Englebert, 46, had been a patient at the Pendine Park Care Home after suffering severe head injuries in the assault in Taunton, Somerset, in August, 2011.

After he died on September 11 last year, a post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death as sepsis due to bronchial pneumonia as a result of the head injury.

John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, said he had been informed by Avon and Somerset Police that Mr Englebert and his girlfriend were seen having a row in High Street, Taunton, when passer-by Lee da Silva intervened and punched Mr Englebert to the floor where he was kicked.

Mr Englebert, of no fixed address, got up and started walking away, but da Silva attacked him again and kicked him several times to the head, causing a brain injury.

The attack was said to be entirely unprovoked but da Silva, a chef, told police that he believed the woman was being assaulted.

The police said the attack was out of character.

Da Silva was extremely remorseful but was jailed for 10 years after admitting assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Mr Englebert, whose parents travelled from Australia to visit him after the incident, spent six months in hospital before moving to Pendine Park in Summerhill Road, Wrexham.

He was fed through a stomach tube but had lost a considerable amount of weight prior to his death.

The coroner recorded a narrative conclusion in which he stated that Mr Englebert suffered a serious head injury as a result of the assault.