A WORCESTERSHIRE coroner has recorded that a Droitwich man who took an overdose of medication killed himself.

John Stinton of Meadow Walk in Droitwich, died on June 4 this year died as a result of pentobarbital toxicity.

The court heard that Mr Stinton, who was 26 at the time of his death, died after taking an overdose of pentobarbital at his home address.

The drug is generally used as a pre-anesthetic, and to control convulsions in emergencies.