A "loving" father from Bushey took his own life by overdosing on prescription medication, an inquest heard.

Tony Myring, of Siskin Close was found dead and surrounded by a large number of pills, by his wife at his home on January 6.

Assistant coroner, Graham Danbury, told the court that in the days prior to his death, there was a serious argument between Mr Myring and his wife.

After the argument Mr Myring's wife and son left the house for a few days. And when they returned she found him dead on the bed.

The 49-year-old who also had two daughters, had a long history of mental health issues - he was diagnosed with depression and post-traumatic stress, which stemmed from having an "unhappy childhood".

Mr Danbury said there was "abuse in a domestic, family context," in Mr Myring's childhood which had "affected him for the rest of his life."

A post-mortem examination found there was a high concentration of beneflaxin in the blood - an anti-depressant drug and the amount taken was fatal.

The coroner recorded the verdict as suicide.

He said: "I am satisfied that he took a significant overdoes of his medication and that it was his intention to end his of own life. He had a background of depression and all that he had been through just got too much for him.

"I therefore record the conclusion that Mr Myring took his own life."

Mr Myring's wife said after the inquest: "He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and he will be deeply missed."