AN inquest at Worcestershire Coroner’s Court in Stourport has concluded that a Marlbrook teenager committed suicide.

19-year-old Lawrence Batten was discovered hanged in the garden at his home on Saturday, August 29.

He was taken to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch but died on Thursday, September 3 from brain damage due to a lack of oxygen.

The Worcestershire coroner recorded a verdict of suicide by anoxic encephalopathy and hanging. The inquest has now closed.