A Falmouth Docks worker died of self-inflicted wounds in his flat after taking a large amount of cocaine.

Kieran Edward Andrew Martyn, 26, of Conway Gardens was found dead in a pool of his own blood by friends after they became concerned when they could not contact him.

Coroner Andrew Cox ruled that Kieran died of self-inflicted injuries, but that there was no evidence to suggest he intended to take his own life.

Speaking at the inquest, his father Andrew Martyn said: "I spoke to Kieran two weeks before the incident and he was looking forward in life. I don't think it was premeditated. I think he took too much cocaine and that caused his death.

"He was well liked and a loving son. I miss him deeply. He was a troubled young man and we thought he was going to get through this.

"He held down a job, he had a flat, it seemed like he was getting through it. We thought: 'give it a few more years and he'll get over that hurdle.' Sadly it didn't happen."

He went on to say: "When he wasn't taking drugs he was a different person: happy, jolly, a pleasure to be around. We were hoping and praying that he would get off them."

Kieran had struggled with mental health issues related to cocaine use in the past, having been referred to mental health services by his GP in August 2017.

He was given anti-psychotic medication after he started to believe his friends were plotting against him and people were chasing after him.

Mental Health services unsuccessfully tried to contact Kieran at least six times after he cancelled an appointment before discharging him in October.

He also self-referred to addiction recovery service Addaction in July 2017 to address his cocaine usage, but cancelled an appointment on August 9. The service tried unsuccessfully to contact him on at least two occasions afterwards.

Speaking at the inquest, his dad Andrew said: "I was wondering why Kieran 'slipped through the net' but with the evidence you gave me it seems like people were trying to get in contact with him."

Samples showed that Kieran had 3312 nanograms of cocaine per ml of blood at the time of his death. The lethal dose is 1000 nanograms per ml.

When delivering his ruling, Coroner Andrew Cox said that there was no evidence that Kieran intended to take his own life.

Mr Cox said that there would have to be a note, email or text from Kieran describing his intentions, or evidence that the injuries were caused by a complex mechanism or planning if he was to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that he intended to kill himself.

He said: "It would be wrong of me to end without extending to you my condolences for your loss. It is always tragic for me when I see the death of a young person. We have seen too many of these recently. This is just another case that demonstrates the perils of taking drugs."