Fittleworth man took his own life with insulin

A ‘PROUD’ father took his own life because he was worried about his relationship with his fiancée and had financial worries.

Frederick Hunnisett, 37, of Fairmead Close, Fittleworth, died after injecting himself with three phials of insulin.

Rachel Atkinson, Mr Hunnisett’s fiance, said: “He was a proud man, maybe this was a cry for help which went wrong.

“I know things had been difficult between us but I never thought he would do anything like this. I couldn’t believe it.

“He was an only child and had lived with his mum.

“We had a son together and he said it was the best thing that happened to him.

“He had to inject himself with insulin twice a day.”

In 2011, Mr Hunnisett’s mother died.

“He didn’t cope very well with it,” said Miss Atkinson.

“In the week before he died we had some difficulties.

“I started to find out things which that didn’t quite add up. I asked him when the lies were going to stop.”

Miss Atkinson told the inquest at Edes House, in Chichester, that Mr Hunnisett got upset quite often. “He was quite a depressive man,” she said.

Mr Hunnisett was found in his car in a layby in Fittleworth on July 12, 2013.

Dr Timothy Fooks, Mr Hunnisett’s doctor, said: “He didn’t look after his diabetes particularly well.

“He had some financial difficulties which were creating anxieties for him.”

Returning a verdict of suicide, deputy assistant coroner Michael Kendall said: “Overall it does seem quite clear to me that at the time he did intend to take an overdose of insulin which had fatal consequences.”