Man convicted of assaulting wife and son took his own life, inquest hears

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A POLISH man hanged himself at home as he believed he was about to be sent to prison for domestic violence offences, an inquest heard yesterday.

Marek Goluch, of George Street, Grantham, killed himself at home less than a week after pleading guilty to common assault against his wife and one of his two sons.

A statement was read out from Mr Goluch’s wife who said she was scared of her husband. She added that she believed he was afraid of being sent to prison.

In his summary, Coroner Stuart Fisher said: “I have heard it expressed that he was frightened about the prospect of being sent to prison.”

Mr Goluch, 34, was found dead at his Grantham home on June 29 of last year.

The inquest heard that Mr Goluch had an alcohol problem which had led to him losing more than one job since moving to Grantham from Poland.

However, only minor traces of alcohol were found in his system following his death.

Mr Fisher said: “It is the evidence of the deceased’s wife that there had been serious domestic difficulties prior to the death.

“It was also said that he had a drink problem.

“For a protracted period she and her son had suffered domestic abuse.”

The inquest also heard how Mr Goluch was very upset about not being allowed access to his youngest son because of bail conditions.

Mr Fisher said he had no option but to return an open verdict as Mr Goluch had not left a suicide note and had not spoken of his plans to take his own life. However, there were no suspicious circumstances.