A MECHANIC who shot himself suffered from seizures and was depressed about being separated from his daughter, an inquest heard.

Stephen Bell, 33, was found dead in his flat in Park Road, Dartford, on October 24, last year.

Gravesend Coroner's Court heard how Mr Bell became depressed each year around his daughter's birthday.

He was also finding it hard to cope with seizures he suffered after a motorbike accident.

Police forced their way into Mr Bell's flat after his landlord and colleagues became concerned about his whereabouts. They found Mr Bell dead in his bedroom.

There were two shotguns in the flat.

Coroner Roger Hatch recorded a verdict of suicide.