Leeds man found dead during missing person search had bank and payday loan problems

A LEEDS man found hanged  two days after he was reported missing from home had defaulted on payday and bank  loans, an inquest opening heard.

Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 12:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 7:12 pm
Jack Bentley
Jack Bentley

Wakefield Coroner's Court was told police discovered that 26-year-old Jack Bentley, of Gildersome, had defaulted on the loans due to a gambling habit.

An inquest opening was told Mr Bentley's mother reported him missing on September 13.

Mr Bentley, who was a single man who worked as a ventilator fitter, was found hanged on September 15 on land at Farnley Wood Beck off the A58 Whitehall Road in Leeds.

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The inquest opening heard Mr Bentley was certified dead just after 5pm on September 15.

A friend confirmed his identity to a police officer at the scene.

A provisional post mortem report gave the cause of death as hanging.

Senior coroner Kevin McLoughlin, said: " He had defaulted on bank loans and payday loans due to his gambling habit."

Mr McLoughlin adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.