Coroner Eric Armstrong has returned a narrative verdict in the death of PC David Rathband.
He concluded he intended to take his own life through hanging.
He said no parties involved should criticise themselves with the benefit of hindsight for not doing more to prevent his death.
More to follow.
More top news
Results for other teams on Saturday means Newcastle United will be promoted to the Premier League on Monday if they beat Preston North End.
Middlesbrough fans have continued to leave tributes to Ugo Ehiogu outside The Riverside football ground.
Two teenage boys have been sent to detention centres after two rooftop rampages in Blakelaw, Newcastle