A 40-YEAR-OLD man died from drug abuse.
An inquest heard how Azhar Bashir, of Cross Lane, Newsome, was found unconscious on the bed at his friend Sumraj Barsran’s house on May 25 last year.
Coroner Roger Whittaker told the inquest Mr Bashir had a history of drug abuse and a postmortem revealed high amounts of methadone in his body.
Mr Bashir, who suffered from schizophrenia, was using methadone to wean himself off heroin.
Friend Sumraj Barsran said in a statement read out during the inquest that he and his friends had been taking heroin at his house on Ridge Close in Primrose Hill.
He said Mr Bashir turned up at the house later that day.
He said: “He walked straight into the bedroom and collapsed on the bed face-down breathing heavily.”
Mr Barsran said he left Mr Bashir to sleep and put a blanket over him but the next morning he couldn’t rouse him.
Coroner Roger Whittaker said a postmortem revealed Mr Bashir had died of cardiorespiratory failure due to an overdose of methadone.
He recorded a verdict of death from abuse of drugs.