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Killer son 'set himself alight' at Buckinghamshire golf club

A man who killed his mother by beheading her and ripping out her lung in the 1990s set himself alight at a Buckinghamshire golf club.

A greenkeeper discovered Chay Sibley's burning body at Denham Golf Club on 17 October last year, an inquest heard.

The 40-year-old, from North Ayrshire, was sent to a secure hospital in 1998 after he admitted the manslaughter of Rita Sibley but was later released.

Buckinghamshire Coroner Richard Hulett said Mr Sibley had taken his own life.

High Wycombe Magistrates' Court heard greenkeeper Paul Clark had spotted a fire and then a pile of men's clothes, left abandoned, and did not realise it was a body until a mobile phone rang.

Mr Sibley had been in Buckinghamshire with his partner to visit his father, who lived nearby in West Drayton in London, the hearing was told.

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Mr Sibley wanted to "get help" as he felt his mental health issues were reappearing and he had previously had treatment by psychiatric nurses in London some years ago.

He had been to seek help on 16 October but was told he would have to wait until the next day to see someone.

Forensic psychiatric nurse Nick Clark said he helped Mr Sibley in the past and had received a call from him the night before he died.

He said he had wanted advice after doing a Google search for his own name and finding the results "too much to bear".

He vanished on a shopping trip with his partner on 17 October - and it had been her phone call that was heard by greenkeeper Mr Clark.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Sibley died from extensive burns.

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