Inquest delivers open verdict on firefighter quizzed over sex abuse investigation at Tilbury fire station

NOBODY will ever know what “was going through the mind” of a firefighter found hanged at home, a coroner has said.

Martin Sibley, 48, was pronounced dead by paramedics at his Colchester home in June reports the BBC.

The inquest in Chelmsford heard Mr Sibley had been “spoken to” by police “shortly before his death”.

Caroline Beasley-Murray, the senior coroner for Essex, recorded an open verdict in the case.

The hearing was told Mr Sibley had been contacted by police in connection with their investigation into sex abuse claims within the fire service dating back to the 1980s.

YT understands that the claims centre upon alleged incidents at the now-defunct Tilbury fire station.

No suicide note was found.

Mr Sibley had made an appointment to speak to police who said they had spoken to “a number of people” but no arrests had been made.

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