A DOTING father hanged himself because he could not stand the pressure of relentless job interviews, an inquest heard.

Stuart Holley, aged 23, of Hazelwood Cottages, Park Road, Nailsworth, left a note speaking of his love for his son and his distress that he had not been able to provide a better life for him.

He died on on May 3. Senior coroner Katy Skerrett recorded a suicide verdict last Wednesday.

“He was clearly a devoted father who wanted to provide for his son,” said the coroner “He was going through job interviews on a regular basis and it was clearly causing him enormous stress.

“It appears he did not feel able to deal with it. That led to him taking his life.”

The coroner read parts of a letter from Mr Holley’s grandparents, Malcolm and Ann, in which they said he was “very anxious” about job interviews he attended every fortnight. He was trying hard to find work.

The coroner said a detailed note left by Mr Holley “expressed his deep love of Logan”.