A MAN intended to take his own life, a coroner ruled.

At an inquest into the death of Andrew Larcombe on Friday, the court heard the 56-year-old was found dead at his home in Falmer Gardens, Brighton, on September 3.

Mr Larcombe, a mechanic, had not arrived at work that morning.

After becoming worried, his employer had gone to Mar Larcombe’s home, where he found him to be unresponsive.

The coroner ruled Mr Larcombe died from carbon monoxide poisoning.