3:07 pm, Fri 19 Apr 2013
West Country (E)
An inquest heard today that a landlord from Wiltshire took his own life after facing finanical problems.
Malcolm Levesconte went missing at the same time as a £29,000 Christmas savings fund disappeared. His body was later found off the Kent coast.
Andrew Pate has been at the inquest:
12:36 pm, Fri 19 Apr 2013
A pub landlord fell to his death from a cross-Channel ferry after disappearing with almost £30,000 pounds of his patrons' Christmas savings
Malcolm Levesconte , aged 59 years, disappeared with the thrift fund from The Royal Oak pub in Shrewton in Wiltshire.
His body was found in the English Channel on Christmas Eve.
The Salisbury inquest heard Mr Levesconte had got into debt with credit cards and rent payments.
He texted his partner from the ferry telling her where to find his suicide notes and will.
The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.
5:00 am, Fri 19 Apr 2013
The inquest is due to take place today into the death of a Wiltshire pub landlord who disappeared - at the same time as £30,000 went missing from a Christmas Savings Club. Malcolm Levesconte ran the Royal Oak pub in Shrewton. His body was found off the Kent coast.