Drunk sales assistant killed himself after partying with friends, inquest hears

Wandsworth Guardian: Ursyn Wawrowski, 26, of Fownes Street, Battersea Ursyn Wawrowski, 26, of Fownes Street, Battersea

A sales assistant heavily intoxicated with alcohol killed himself after partying with friends, an inquest heard.

Ursyn Wawrowski, 26, of Fownes Street, Battersea, was found hanged four days after he disappeared during a night out on August 28, 2013.

Westminster Coroner's Court heard Mr Wawrowski had recently returned to London following a trip to New York with work.

Friends said he was in a good mood and excitedly talking about his travels to the group while they were out in Leicester Square on August 24.

During the night he wandered off, which friends said was normal as he usually got drunk and wanted to be in bed by 1am.

The court heard Mr Wawrowski had two sides to his personality and would appear sociable in front of friends, but was also insecure in himself.

He moved to London from Poland four years ago and would regularly lose possessions on nights out because he was so drunk.

Nadine Schneider, work colleague and friend, said: "He never wanted to be judged for anything, for saying anything bad.

"I think he was very insecure and was worried someone might think bad of him."

The following Monday Mr Wawrowski did not show up for work, with friends growing increasingly worried when they did not hear from him.

Housemate David Iorio found his room unlocked and discovered Mr Wawrowski's body.

Police and the London Ambulance Service were called who pronounced him dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination found high levels of alcohol in Mr Wawrowski's blood and urine, to the level which would have affected his judgement and co-ordination.

Pathologist Dr Michael Heath said: "I  have no doubts that this level of alcohol has done all of these things, this may have had some contributy affects of him taking his own life.

"It certainly could have affected his mind and made him depressed."

Coroner Dr Fiona Wilcox recorded a verdict of suicide, noting the high levels of alcohol in his system.

She said: "At the time of his death he was heavily intoxicated with alcohol at a level that would have affected his mind.

"Therefore he would not be able to form a concious decision of what he was doing. It was absolutely out of character."

 

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