A LONG-TERM addict died after he set fire to his flat while high on a cocktail of drugs.
Methadone user Grephan Masih died just hours after being taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary for a mental health assessment in March last year.
The inquest in Huddersfield yesterday heard that Mr Masih, 31, was taken to the accident and emergency unit by his brother-in-law Saleem Masih after concerns were expressed during an appointment with his drugs worker in the town centre.
But Mr Massih, a separated father-of-three who had a long history of drug dependency, left the hospital before staff from the “crisis team” who were attending were able to give him a mental health assessment.
His body was found hours later in his ground floor flat at Shearing Cross Gardens, Hillhouse, on March 5 by neighbours Rebecca Ghosh and Robinson Benjamin.
The smoke detector had been smashed from the roof and a mattress had been placed behind the door between the hall and living room.