AN OPEN conclusion has been recorded into the death of a man whose body was found at a Newport cemetery.

Kieran May-Cunningham, 26, died at the cemetery on Fairlee Road on September 20, 2018, and his body was discovered by a woman walking her dogs.

At the inquest on September 19, Isle of Wight Coroner Caroline Sumeray recorded an open conclusion.

She said: "Kieran was a young man who was adopted by loving parents and cared for by devoted siblings.

"I can see from the evidence this was a close and a caring family who made every effort to act in his best interests."

Kieran's mother Sandra May expressed concerns that services don't take young men's issues as seriously as they ought to.

Kieran was born in Annan, Scotland, as the second youngest of six. After some time in and out of foster care, Kieran was adopted with his five siblings — Declan, Janice, Joanna, Ashley and Kevin — on the Isle of Wight when he was three years old.

He grew up in Alverstone with mum, Sandra May, and dad, Larry Cunningham.

Speaking to the County Press previously, Declan May-Cunningham said: "He did call out for help.

"There were a few times when he thought he had hit rock bottom.

"It highlights the problem more because we were 100 per cent aware of his issues and we didn't think this would happen.

"We always assumed if it got to this point, he would reach out to us."

The cause of death was hanging.

The following organisations offer free and confidential support over the phone:

Samaritans -116 123 24 hour support, every day of the year

Papyrus 0800 068 41 41 Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 10pm or Text 0778 620 9697 – prevention of young suicide

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – 0800 58 58 58, 5pm – midnight. Dedicated to preventing male suicide

Mind - 0300 123 3393, 9am - 6pm, Mon - Fri (except Bank Holidays). Advises on a range of mental health issues

Young Minds - 0808 802 5544, 9.30am - 4pm, Mon - Fri. Supports any adult worried about a child’s welfare

The Mix - 0808 808 4994, 2pm - 11pm, Mon - Sun. Helpline for people under the age of 25