Well known farmer’s death a suspected suicide

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A FARMER died following a suspected suicide.

Samuel Gordon Abbott, 64, was pronounced dead at Grey House Farm in Crank Road, Crank, on Saturday morning (August 11).

He was found inside a vehicle in a building on the farm shortly after 8am. There was nothing medics could do to save him.

A police spokeswoman confirmed that officers were also called to the scene and that there were no suspicious circumstances.

A file has now been prepared for the coroner and an inquest into the circumstances surrounding Mr Abbott’s death was opened and adjourned at Whiston Hospital yesterday (Tuesday, August 14).