A HEREFORD father took his own life while missing, an inquest has heard.

Ashley George, 39, of Primrose Close in Hereford was found dead at Newton Brook near Huntington on March 4.

Mr George, who was a self-employed window cleaner, went missing from his family home on March 1.

Coroner Mark Bricknell recorded a conclusion of suicide at the inquest at Herefordshire Coroner's Court on September 10.