A High Wycombe grammar school pupil wrote how he loved his family in a note before taking his own life, an inquest heard today.

Jordan West, 18, a pupil at John Hampden Grammar School, was found hanged at his Flackwell Heath home on October 10 last year.

Thames Valley Police and South Central Ambulance Service, along with an air ambulance, were called to the student’s home in Oakland Way and he was sadly pronounced dead just after 6pm.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Fox, who was called to the scene, said there were no signs of forced entry to the house or any third party involvement in Jordan’s death and a note was found on the sideboard.

He told an inquest into the student’s death on Wednesday: “[The note] showed he was struggling and although he loved his family, he felt this was the only way he could be at peace.

“There seemed to be a chain of events that were snowballing together and unfortunately this was the result of that.”

Crispin Butler, senior coroner for Buckinghamshire, said that Jordan’s death was as a result of suicide.

He said: “Jordan was found unresponsive and was confirmed deceased at the scene. He died as a result of hanging. I am going to record a conclusion of suicide.”

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