Coronation Street actor drowned himself in Wirksworth quarry

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An actor, who had on screen roles in Emmerdale and Coronation Street, was found drowned in a quarry after learning that his father had passed away - an coroner’s court has heard.

Trevor Smith, of Bowling Green Lane, Wirksworth, was found in Middle Peak Quarry, in Wirksworth, on January 6 after going missing the day before.

Trevor Smith, also known as Trevor Hancock, who went missing from his home in Wirksworth.

Trevor Smith, also known as Trevor Hancock, who went missing from his home in Wirksworth.

The 42-year-old, who was also known by his stage name Trevor Hancock, had been discharged from Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital on January 5, having been admitted on December 30 after being found at home with self-inflicted cuts on both of his wrists.

Speaking at Chesterfield coroner’s court today (Tuesday, March 24), assistant coroner James Newman said in a statement Katherine Wells, a nurse at the hospital, stated she had given Mr Smith the news that his father had died on January 5, the day he had been discharged.

He was due to stay with close friend and co-founder of Wirksworth theatre company Men in Dressing Gowns Darren Langford, who had accompanied him to his Wirksworth home to pick up some items. Mr Smith left the house, claiming he needed to take a jacket back to a friend. When he did not return for an hour, Mr Langford called the police, who found his body in the quarry the following day.

Mr Newman said that while in hospital, Mr Smith had disclosed problems with his career, stress and his sexuality had caused him to self-harm.

“Trevor Smith died as a result of drowning,” he said.

Mr Newman returned a conclusion of suicide.