Heartache of split haunted Spalding factory worker ahead of suicide death

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  • Inquest hears of death by hanging at town rugby club
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A Spalding factory worker may have taken his own life due to the pain of a broken relationship, an inquest has heard.

Wojciech Krepulec (29), of Foxglove Court, Spalding, was found hanging from a tree at Spalding Rugby Club on April 10, just nine days before his 30th birthday.

I’m satisfied that Mr Krepulec took his life and whilst it’s unclear why he did, I’m satisfied that he intended to so

Central Lincolnshire assistant coroner Marianne Johnson

During an inquest at Boston Coroner’s Court on Friday, Central Lincolnshire assistant coroner Marianne Johnson said that Mr Krepulec was “sad about his former partner and the prospect of her moving back to Poland with their daughter”.

Mr Krepulec’s body had beens found by a passer-by, Keiran Hepworth, while walking with his girfriend around the rugby field.

In a statement read at the inquest, Keiran said: “I heard a crack from one of the trees, saw a bird flying away and a man hanging quite high up in the tree.

Mr Krepulec, who worked at Dalehead Foods, Spalding, was later identified by police through the contents of a rucksack found at the rugby club which had in it a UK driving licence.

Another statement read out at the inquest from Aleksandra Simkovic, mr Krepulec’s girlfriend, revealed that an exchange of text messages had taken place before his death.

One of the them from Mr Krepulec said: “I just hate myself, please don’t ask me why?” while another said: “Just don’t blame yourself because I lost everything and it’s 100 per cent my fault.”

A post-mortem found that Mr Krepulec had alcohol, cocaine and amphetamines in his system and Ms Johnson said that although levels were “not within the “lethal range”, they could have affected his “thought process prior to his death”.

Evidence was also given by friend Karl Boz who, in a statement, said that Mr Krepulec had a gambling problem but this “didn’t have much to do with his death”.

Mr Boz added that his friend was “very stressed about leaving his girlfriend of 12 years, as well as a little child.

In conclusion, Ms Johnson said: “I’m satisfied that Mr Krepulec took his life and whilst it’s unclear why, I’m satisfied that he intended to so.”