A PENSIONER who had a fall in his home never recovered from severe head injuries, an inquest heard.

Alfred Rowe, 87, of Eastlands, Almondbury, was found collapsed on his living room floor by his niece Jean Wood on May 28, last year.

The court heard Ms Wood raised the alarm after a routine visit to check on her uncle. She found Mr Rowe collapsed in the entrance to the living room with his head resting underneath the dining room table.

Mr Rowe, a retired plasterer, was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary where a scan revealed he had suffered skull fractures and brain damage.

He remained in a coma until May 6 when he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The inquest sitting at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court yesterday, heard Mr Rowe had been to his GP for dizzy spells but these were not linked with any medical condition.

Coroner Prof Paul Marks established Mr Rowe died as the result of an accident.