Inquest into the death of Anthony Yelf, from Evercreech
AN inquest into the death of Anthony Yelf, of Evercreech, has concluded that he took his own life.
Mr Yelf had been suffering ill health and had spinal problems. He was on a combination of strong pain relief and antidepressants.
His wife, Edith, had formed a close relationship with another man but said she and Mr Yelf had discussed marriage counselling and put their divorce on hold. She said at no time had Mr Yelf given any indication of harming himself in any way.
His mother, Shirley, said he never mentioned taking his own life but she was aware of his marriage difficulties.
Mr Yelf’s brother Darren said the three weeks prior to his death he thought were very peaceful compared to the marital strain. He was aware of his brother’s back pain but said he talked about future plans for after the marriage and thought he has no plans to take his own life, no concerns.
Guy Edwards said that on Saturday, July 27, Edith rang him late morning and said Mr Yelf had left the house in his car.
She did not receive any call or text from him, which was unusual.
Mr Edwards and Mrs Yelf met up for a few hours and returned to their respective homes. Mr Edwards received a call from Mrs Yelf saying her husband’s car was parked in front of the stables at their home.
Mr Edwards entered the property and found him hanged.
Mr Yelf’s GP said on July 17 he attended an appointment for his back pain and had an MRI scan on July 21. He said Mr Yelf had stress related problems in regards to his marriage.
Coroner Tony Williams concluded at the inquest at Wells Town Hall that beyond reasonable doubt there was no suggestion of any third party involvement and Mr Yelf took his own life.