Gary Speed's body found in garage of family home, inquest told
Inquest into death of Wales football manager told that police are not treating his death as suspicious
29 November 2011
The body of the Wales football manager, Gary Speed, was found by his wife, Louise, in the garage of their home in Huntington, near Chester, shortly after 7am on Sunday, an inquest heard on Tuesday. The coroner, Nicholas Rheinberg, opened and adjourned the inquest at Warrington town hall. A full hearing will take place on 30 January.
The inquest heard that police were not treating the death as suspicious.
Rheinberg asked the coroner's officer, James Hargreaves, when and where Speed had died. "At his home address, sir, on 27 November," he replied.
The preliminary postmortem examination found the provisional cause of death was hanging.
Detective Inspector Peter Lawless of Cheshire police, said: "Just after 7am, we were called to Huntington Hall with a report of a hanging. Uniformed colleagues initially arrived and I was called a short time after, at around 8.30am."
He said Speed had been found by his wife who had contacted the ambulance service and "was advised on what to do."Speed, 42, played for Leeds United, Everton, Newcastle United, Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United during a lengthy and successful career, and won 85 caps playing for Wales.