Wife discovered Speed’s body

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WALES and former Sheffield United manager Gary Speed was found hanged at his home by his wife, an inquest was told.

The 42-year-old father-of-two was found dead at his Cheshire home on Sunday.

Det Insp Peter Lawless told coroner Nicholas Rheinberg that Speed’s body was discovered by his wife, Louise, just before 7am.

Rheinberg said: “I adjourn this inquest until January 30.”

There was a huge media presence at the inquest in Warrington but members of Speed’s family chose not to attend.

The coroner asked the media to “respect the privacy” of Speed’s family.

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