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.
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Many areas dry over the next few days with variable cloud and cooler airflow
A dry day with bright or sunny spells. Rain comes through overnight into Sunday morning, before drier yet fresher weather develops
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.