A 26-YEAR-old apprentice took his own life, an inquest has heard.

Oliver Pagett's body was discovered in a barn near to Shenmore by police in the early hours of June 15.

Mr Pagett was living at a farm near Madley while he worked as an apprentice woodland manager as part of the Prince's Trust scheme.

Coroner Mark Bricknell recorded a conclusion of death due to suicide and a medical cause of death of asphyxia, at the inquest at Herefordshire Coroner's Court on October 29.