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Sajid Javid's eldest brother took a chef's knife and bottle of whisky to a five star country house hotel before killing himself in the shower, an inquest heard.
Tariq Javid also wrote two suicide letters to his partner telling her to 'carry on and enjoy life' before travelling to the South Lodge Hotel in Horsham, West Sussex.
Times - Drive - Limit - Neck - Levels
He was more than five times over the drink drive limit, and had also cut himself in the neck and had high levels of codeine and paracetemol in his system.
West Sussex coroner Penelope Schofield recorded a verdict of suicide at the inquest today, where no members of his family were present.
Crawley - Coroner - Court - Supermarket - Chain
Crawley Coroner's Court heard supermarket chain boss Tariq, 51, left his home in Horsham while his partner of 15 years Sylvia was out shopping on July 29 this year.
He left two identical letters that said he would 'not last long' due to stomach problems.
Tariq - Luxury - South - Lodge - Hotel
Tariq booked himself into the luxury South Lodge Hotel and binged on whisky and wine in his room and at the hotel bar.
When his wife returned home and found the notes, she tried to call the hotel room.
Response - Country - House - Hotel - Manager
When there was no response she attended the country house and was assisted by a hotel manager who used a master key to let themselves in.
The coroner heard Tariq was found face down covering the drain of the shower. A kitchen knife was also found in the shower and Tariq had several injuries to his neck.
Tariq - Levels - Codeine - System - Heart
It was said Tariq had significant levels of codeine in his system and suffered from serious heart disease.
He had previously suffered from back and leg pain, which he took codeine for. But the inquest heard he had been 'relatively pain free' over the last year.
June - Month - Tariq - Death - Heard
In June, the month prior to Tariq's death, the inquest heard he had been signed off...
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