A RISCA man died as a result of hanging, an inquest heard.

Gary Mark Owen, aged 44, was found on April 5, of this year, after his partner reported him missing on April 1.

He was found in woods in Upper Cwmbran, a Gwent Coroner's Court, sitting in Newport on Tuesday heard.

A post mortem examination concluded Mr Owen had died as a result of asphyxia due to hanging.

Coroner David T. Bowen returned a verdict of suicide.