A medieval weapons fan killed himself by firing a crossbow into his head, an inquest heard.
Martyn Bond, from Plymouth, Devon, suffered a ‘catastrophic wound’ to his head caused by a ‘large crossbow bolt’, police said.
The coroner said the 37-year-old was a ‘happy man’ who liked ‘medieval weapons, had a broadsword and enjoyed history’.
Martyn Bond, from Plymouth, Devon, had suffered a ‘catastrophic wound’ to his head caused by a ‘large crossbow bolt’ when he was found in May Terrace, Lipson,(pic) police said
In a statement from Mr Bond’s wife Kimberley, the coroner noted that their relationship had become ‘strained’.
His wife was concerned when he did not turn up and was missing.
Police forced entry to a flat in May Terrace, Lipson, after attempts to contact the office worked failed.
Police found a hand written note in the floor and an arrow pointing towards a room.
In the living room they found wedding pictures of the couple as well as their daughter and a song playing on repeat.
Police found his body and an empty blister pack of paracetamol on the floor.
Detective Sergeant Andy Hodges told Plymouth coroners court(pictured) there was no third party involvement or suspicious circumstances
Detective Sergeant Andy Hodges told the Plymouth inquest there was no third party involvement or suspicious circumstances.
Mr Bond had left a number of notes at the flat as well as the photos found on the sofa.
Senior Plymouth coroner Ian Arrow said it was ‘clear that this was a self inflicted injury’.
He noted the music being played and the photos ‘of people he obviously liked’.
He recorded a suicide conclusion.
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