Inquest into man's death while lifting weights

Christopher Bailey
Christopher Bailey was found dead at his home gym in Sussex Photo: Sussex Police

An inquest has heard how a man was killed after his neck was crushed by a weightlifting bar at his home gym in Sussex.

Christopher Bailey, who was 28, was discovered by his landlord Oliver Steer, in the garage of the property in Portslade on 19th May 2012. The court heard how Mr Steer had called the police and then was talked through CPR by the ambulance crews on the phone. But Mr Bailey was already dead.

Charlotte Wilkins reports.