Hull dad Darren Fisher took own life after hearing wife had new boyfriend
A FATHER-of-three killed himself after discovering his estranged wife had a new boyfriend.
Darren Fisher, 50, of Steynburg Street, east Hull, took his own life after a Father's Day visit from his nine-year-old son.
Mr Fisher, a former BAE worker, had been left by his wife Nuchjaree Fisher two months earlier and was said to be depressed.
On his son's weekly visit to his father's house, his son told him his mother had a new boyfriend.
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It was the last time Mr Fisher saw his son and wife and he was reported missing the following week by his boss.
Police discovered him hanged in his garage.
An inquest into his death, held at Hull Coroners' Court, heard Mr Fisher had met his wife in Thailand in 2001 and married there the year after.
Shortly after he was made redundant from BAE Systems, Mr Fisher suffered a heart attack and in 2004 he was jailed for eight months for looking at pictures of girls as young as six performing sex acts with adults.
While in prison, his wife visited him every week but said upon his release they drifted apart.
Nuchjaree Fisher told the inquest: "In 2009 I started a degree in social work and my social network expanded.
"The relationship was getting worse. I felt fed up and incomplete in our marriage. I started talking about leaving him and he would say 'I might as well kill myself' but I didn't take him seriously.
"In April this year, I decided I wanted to leave Darren and I packed my things.
"Darren knew this had been coming and I took Kade to see his dad every week. "I made it clear I would always be there for him.
"Kade went to see Darren on Father's Day and told him I had a new boyfriend and he had been spending time with him.
"Darren said to Kade he didn't want to see him anymore. I tried to explain to him I didn't want contact to stop.
He continued to text me that night and he was saying things like 'It would be nice to hear your voice one last time,' but I just thought he was trying to engage me in pointless conversation.
At no point did I think anything of it."
Mrs Fisher last spoke to her husband on Sunday, June 17.
Officers visited his house the following Monday and found his body.
Mrs Fisher said she was "shocked and upset" when she discovered he was dead.
Mr Fisher's mother, Maureen, said: "He was quite depressive, quite opinionated.
"Out of the last 14 years, I'd not seen him for 11 of those.
"It was never me who stopped the relationship, it was always Darren.
"The older he got, the more awkward and confused he got."
A suicide note found on the kitchen side, not made out to anyone in particular, apologised for not being a good father.
Coroner Michael Mellun ruled that Mr Fisher took his own life, saying he was satisfied he died by his own hand and had intended to die.