THE death of a man who had a heart condition was from natural causes, a coroner has concluded.

Colin Frederick Miles was found at his home address in Crogen, Chirk, on August 18. He was 71.

Resuming an inquest into his death Joanne Lees, assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central, said police had forced entry to the address as there had been concerns raised about Mr Miles' welfare.

He had not been seen by neighbours for about two weeks, she said.

Following the discovery of his body in a bedroom, paramedics attended and he was pronounced dead.

Mrs Lees told the hearing Mr Miles had a history of heart-related issues, including heart failure for which he was taking medication.

A post-mortem examination was unable to definitively ascertain the medical cause of Mr Miles' death, the hearing was told, but liver findings did indicate the possibility of cardiac failure.

Relatives of Mr Miles said he had worked in a number of professions including at his father's butchers shop, as a bookbinder and a fitter, as well as for the National Trust.

He was described as a quiet and shy man who loved motorcycles and cycling.

The hearing at County Hall in Mold was told Mr Miles had been undergoing various tests to ascertain the source of dizziness and balance problems he had been experiencing.

Mrs Lees recorded a conclusion that Mr Miles died as a result of natural causes.