A KIDDERMINSTER man committed suicide in woodland near Trimpley, a coroner has ruled.

Michael Parker, 50, of Franche Road, hung himself in woodland, near Wassell Top, in Trimpley Lane, on July 17.

An inquest held by the Worcestershire Coroner's Service, which opened on July 21, and closed on Wednesday, November 2, recorded a verdict of suicide.

The medical cause of death, confirmed at the inquest, is listed as hanging.