Illness ‘too much’ for Selham man

A MAN who lived life to the full ended it with a shotgun after he struggled to cope with a long-term illness.

David Robson, of Selham, took his own life after he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.

Michael Kendall, assistant coroner for West Sussex, recorded the verdict at an inquest held in Edes House, Chichester.

Reading a statement written by the 74-year-old’s widow, coroner’s officer Steven Unsted described Mr Robson as a ‘very kind man who kept himself extremely busy’. He was a social man. He hardly sat down he always had get up and go.”

In the week leading up to his death on October 12 of last year, Mr Robson was on oxygen 24 hours a day and was aware his health was slowly declining. He had also become confined to his home.

Mr Kendall said: “The evidence makes it clear the illness Mr Robson was suffering from became too much and he was aware of what he was doing.”