AN “AMAZING” BMX rider who helped develop skatepark facilities in Amesbury has been remembered for having a “presence that would light up a room”.

Glenn Collier, who was a waterproofing supervisor, was found dead at his home in Antrobus Road, Amesbury on February 23, an inquest at Salisbury Corners Court heard on Friday.

A tribute from his family said: “Glenn was loved by so many people.

He had a presence about him that would light up a room, even without him saying a word. He was funny, and extremely witty.

“Glenn was talented at pretty much anything he tried. He was a brilliant photographer and artist, and an amazing BMX rider.”

They added that he had a “passion” for BMX from a young age and would travel around the country and abroad with his bike. He was also involved in the planning of the Bonneymead Skatepark in Amesbury as well as working with Amesbury Town Council and Wheelscape to design a concrete skate bowl behind the Kings Gate housing estate.

The inquest heard the 28-year-old had a previous history of depression and in the past had been prescribed medication. He had also had issues with cocaine.

He had been stopped by police for a driving offence and lost his licence, which “hit him hard”.

In the months prior to his death, the inquest heard, he went “downhill” and kept getting ill.

Glenn had gone out the night before his death but coroner David Ridley said there was no information about what had happened. He was last seen late that evening.

The inquest heard he also had long-running money problems.

Coroner Mr Ridley said Glenn had a secure job but was worried about a court appearance, adding: “Glenn was not one to talk about his problems it seems and kept himself to himself.”

The cause of death was hanging and Mr Ridley returned a conclusion of suicide.

Glenn’s family said: “We had no idea how much Glenn was suffering with his mental health and would never have thought this would have happened. Our lives will never be the same without him. He is so loved and missed by so many people and he will never be forgotten. Glenn was inspiring, talented, funny, intelligent and brave. The world seems completely depopulated now without his presence in it.”

Plans are in motion to name the Kings Gate skatepark in his memory. A GoFundMe page set up by Glenn’s friends raised, which raised more than £2,000, will be used to have a memorial bench placed at the skatepark.