A MAN jumped to his death after pressure from his landlord to get rid of his pet dog, an inquest has heard.

Gary Winston Allen, 55, left a suicide note in his tenth floor Incommunities flat saying he could not live without the dog.

His body was discovered on a pavement directly below his flat at Tudor Court, Swarland Grove, off Manchester Road on October 5 this year, the Bradford inquest was told yesterday.

A woman’s screams alerted Incommunities electrician Neil Robinson who dialled 999 to get help but Mr Allen had died instantly from multiple fractures, ruptures and traumas.

Police called to the scene noticed a wide open window directly above his body which led them to Flat 51. The door was locked from the inside and there had been no signs of disturbance but a note written by Mr Allen was found saying he could not live without his dog and wanted to leave anything he had to the RSPCA.

Friend and neighbour Patrick Riley told the inquest in a statement read out on his behalf that Mr Allen had been depressed since his dog went.

“He did drink and did say he might jump out the window but I didn’t think he would do it,” he said.

Pathologist Karen Ramsden said there was heroin, cocaine and cannabis in Mr Allen’s system which were likely to have been contributing factors to his demise. She also confirmed the cause of death was multiple injuries having fallen from a height.

Assistant Coroner Philip Holden heard in a statement from another friend Katie Couldhart that Mr Allen had been missing his dog. She said: “The council had put pressure on him to get ride of the boxer type dog. He had taken the dog to a friend’s but when he went round it had gone. He said I’ve lost my child. He was referring to his dog.”

Mr Allen had been getting help from Bradford Substance Misuse Service but had recently not picked up his medication. The service had tried but not been able to get in touch with him.

The inquest heard how Mr Allen had laid out all his documents alongside the note.Mr Holden said he had Mr Allen’s note on record and had a photograph of him taken in a lift with his dog.

Mr Holden concluded the death was suicide.

Adrienne Reid, Incommunities Assistant Chief Executive, Neighbourhood Services, said after the inquest: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic fatality and our thoughts and condolence go to Mr Allen’s family at this difficult time. We had been actively supporting Mr Allen to find a more suitable home for him and his dog to enable them to stay together.”