A MAN died after accidentally hanging himself at a Huddersfield care home.
Peter Laycock, 46, was founded dead on New Year's Day morning by a carer at Mencap care home on Pennine Crescent, Salendine Nook, an inquest heard.
Mr Laycock had severe learning difficulties which gave him a mental age of about seven.
Carer Catherine Alexander said Mr Laycock and other residents had been taken for a drink at the Spotted Cow pub at Lindley on New Year's Eve.
As they left the pub, she said Mr Laycock - who had drunk a half pint of lager and half pint of shandy - `became familiar' and `tried to be intimate' with her.
She told him to stop his behaviour and he did.
When they arrived at the care home, she was in the bathroom running a bath when she saw
Mr Laycock standing in the doorway.
He said he wanted to have a bath with her. She told him to go to his room.
She knocked on his door at 10.45pm to see if he was all right and he replied that he was fine.
However, when she knocked on his door the next morning she got no answer.
She discovered Mr Laycock hanging behind the door.
The back of his jumper had been hooked on to the door spring and it appeared that he had spun round and round.
The jumper had twisted around his neck and asphyxiated him.
Coroner Roger Whittaker recorded a verdict of accidental death.
He said: "He was known to have damaged his clothing when upset. It is my view that he was attempting to damage his own clothing. Sadly, this led to his death."