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Policeman, 45, found hanged on Wrexham building site

Pc Kevin Hughes
Pc Kevin Hughes served with West Mercia Police for 22 years

An inquest has been adjourned on a police constable who was found hanged at a village near Wrexham two days after he reportedly became engaged.

North Wales Police are investigating the death of Kevin Hughes, 45, of Penley, in Wrexham, but say there are no suspicious circumstances.

His body was discovered on a building site at Penley on Sunday morning.

North East Wales coroner John Hughes was told that death was caused by asphyxiation due to hanging.

'Deeply saddened'

He adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

PC Hughes, who served with West Mercia Police for 22 years, was based at the nearby town of Whitchurch in Shropshire.

According to the Wrexham Leader, PC Hughes became engaged on Christmas Day.

In a statement, Acting Superintendent Martin Whitelegg, who is in charge of the Shropshire police division, said: "My colleagues and I at West Mercia Police were deeply saddened to hear of Pc Hughes's death, particularly considering the time of year."

He said their thoughts were with Mr Hughes' fiancée and the rest of his family and friends and also with his co-workers at West Mercia Police.

A spokesman for Pc Hughes' force added: "West Mercia Police is working closely with North Wales Police, assisting with the investigation into his death.

"North Wales Police is not looking for any third party in connection with this death."



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