A TALENTED teenager with a bright future who died suddenly last year did not intend to end his life, a coroner has concluded.

Ryan Diamond was 18 when he died on January 14, 2018 in his grandmother's house in Mercer Street, Burtonwood.

At an inquest held at Warrington Coroner's Court on Monday, Peter Sigee, assistant coroner for Cheshire, concluded that Ryan had not intended to take his own life and may have been confused about what he was doing.

The aspiring architect, who lived in McKinley Street in Great Sankey, was studying an art and design course at Warrington and Vale Royal College and was both looking forward to, and planning, his future.

Ryan's parents, Paul Diamond and Maria Hardiman, did not suspect that Ryan was suffering or thinking about ending his life, and apart from a few attendance issues at college, Ryan was excelling in his studies and was described as an outstanding artist by his tutors.

His dad, Paul Diamond, added: "He grew up as a happy and supported young man in a loving environment."

He went on to say how Ryan liked rugby, motorbikes, music and art, and although he had mentioned he was being 'skitted' in college, it did not seem serious and no reports were put forward to staff or his friends.

On January 13, 2018, Ryan went shopping at The Trafford Centre with his friends and then headed into Warrington town centre in the evening.

None of his friends were aware of any problems with him, both in general and on that night, and said he was laughing and joking, the court heard.

Ryan, who was staying at his grandmother's house in Burtonwood, returned there at about midnight and spoke to his uncle, Michael Hardiman.

Michael remembered how Ryan, although drunk, was in good spirits.

One hour later, Ryan said he was going out again and later returned to his grandmother's house at 3am on January 14 before heading to bed.

Ryan's grandmother, Mary Hardiman, made a heartbreaking discovery later that morning when she found Ryan's body shortly before 10.30am.

PC Lee Ferris was the first officer on the scene and took over CPR until paramedics arrived.

Addressing Ryan's family in court, he offered his condolences and said: "I was the first on the scene and this is something which has stayed with me."

Other officers attended to take turns performing CPR but ambulance crews confirmed Ryan was not able to be revived.

Assistant coroner Sigee concluded that although the medical cause of death was hanging, on the balance of probabilities, he was satisfied that Ryan did not intend to end his life.

Ryan's death was recorded as one of misadventure.

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