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Suicide of Polish man, living in Flint, ‘sad and tragic’

A POLISH man who was living in Flint took his own life because he didn’t have a job or a girlfriend, an inquest heard.

Sebastian Wojtowicz’s body was found by his sister’s boyfriend, Marcin Piechowski, in the garage of the house they shared on Greenbank Drive on December 16 last year.

Mr Wojtowicz, 20, hanged himself from the ceiling using the strap of a sports bag.

He left a note telling friends and family he was sorry, but was unhappy because he didn’t have a job or a girlfriend.

His mother, Malgorzata, who spoke through a translator, told the Wrexham inquest her son had moved from Poland to live with her in Bagillt in April of last year, before moving to live with Mr Piechowski and four other people in Flint in September.

She said: “I didn’t know of any problems he had. He had mentioned things to friends about harming himself but I always heard them second hand and thought he was joking. I miss him very much.”

Since he came to the UK he had spent some time working but had lost his job.

Mr Piechowski said: “Sometimes he would say he wanted to go back to Poland because he couldn’t see a future here but other days I thought he was OK.”

He found Mr Wojtowicz’s body at about 10pm when he returned home from work.

Acting coroner for North East Wales, John Gittins, recorded a verdict of suicide.

He said: “He carried out this act in circumstances where it was unlikely he would be found very soon after doing this and he left a note.”

He added: “I’m sure he is a huge loss to his family and also his friends.

“It is a very sad and tragic occurrence.”

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