A man killed himself by drinking a chocolate shake mixed with poison.

Andrew Ryan, 44, was found dead at his home in Trotters Field, Braintree May 14 last year.

An inquest heard he had mental health issues, refused to take medication and had tried to kill himself before.

A post-mortem examination found the cause of death to be poisoning.

Eleanor McGann, deputy coroner, recorded a verdict of suicide.