A POLISH man battered his girlfriend with a paving slab and strangled her to death before hanging himself at their Worcester home.

Daniel Fedec unlawfully killed partner Malgorzata Marczak at their home in Debdale Avenue, Warndon Villages, Worcester, beating her with a coping stone from their back garden before strangling her, an inquest into her death in Worcestershire Coroner's Court in Stourport heard today (Monday).

His bloody clothes and the the paving slab, described as a coping stone, were found in the bed.

Mr Fedec, a 21-year-old factory worker and former Christopher Whitehead Language College pupil and Worcester College of Technology student who had been in the UK since 2006 was found in the garage of their home, having committed suicide by hanging himself.

Police became concerned about the welfare of the couple after they were contacted by Mr Fedec's and Miss Marczak's family, arriving at 3pm on October 6 last year to find the property locked.

Gaining a key from the letting agent, officers gained entry where they found the bodies of the couple.

DC Gina Humphris (correct), one of the investigating officers, said they found 29-year-old Malgorzata Marczak dead in the double bed of the main bedroom.

DC Humphris said: "The female had traumatic injuries to her head. She was found to be naked in the bed. There was what appeared to be a paving slab also in the bed with blood staining on it.

"There was also a set of clothing found by our scene of crimes officer underneath the cover of the bed."

Mr Fedec was later found hanging from a blue rope in the garage.

Following a post-mortem the cause of death in the case of Mr Fedec was given as hanging and the cause of death for Miss Marczak was given as 'manual strangulation'.

The medical history of both parties had been investigated following their deaths.

Miss Marczak was found not to be registered with a GP while Mr Fedec had been referred by his GP to mental health services but had not taken up the invitation to contact mental health teams.

DC Humphris said Mr Fedec had been prescribed medication for depression and anxiety.

She said: "He had reported to his GP that he had suicidal thoughts, yes."

Miss Marczak was last seen by her sister at 9pm on Sunday, October 4.

Mr Fedec was seen taking a taxi at around 2.30am on Monday, October 5 to a service station in Blackpole, wearing the same Adidas clothing later found blood-stained in the bed.

He bought Jack Daniels whisky, cigarettes and Red Bull. The taxi driver did not notice any blood on his clothes at this time said DC Humphris.

Later that same morning he met a friend in Tolladine Road, Worcester who described Mr Fedec's behaviour as 'unusual and out of character'.

DC Humphris said Mr Fedec's friend said he did not talk as much as he normally did and stared straight ahead, not making eye contact with him.

By this stage Mr Fedec had changed his clothes into the same clothes he was wearing when he was found hanging in the garage.

At 11.10pm that same morning he got a bus from Worcestershire Royal Hospital towards the city centre. He was captured on CCTV in Angel Street before he boarded another bus at 11.30am back to Warndon Villages.

The couple had been together since around March, 2015 and there was no history of any violence in their relationship either from witnesses or on the police system, DC Humphris said.

As the couple were both Polish international checks were also carried out which also showed no history of domestic violence.

There was also no evidence of third party involvement in either death the inquest was told, no evidence of pre-existing natural disease and no drugs or alcohol in Mr Fedec's system, only traces of the antidepressants he had been prescribed.

DC Humphris said: "We believe that Mr Fedec killed Malgorzata Marczak and later took his own life.

"We have done extensive enquiries and we don't have a clear motive as to why he might have carried that out."

Senior coroner Geraint Williams said: "At some point shortly before October 6 Miss Marczak was strangled at the home she shared with Mr Fedec and Mr Fedec was hanged in the garage of those premises."

He added: "It appears clear to me that Malgorzata Marczak was killed unlawfully and Mr Fedec took his own life.

"All the evidence points to, for whatever reason, Mr Fedec having killed Miss Marczak and then having taken his own life.

"Malgorzata Marczak died as the result of an unlawful act."

He also said he was satisfied so that he was sure that Mr Fedec had intended to take his own life and that he did so.

His conclusion was that Miss Marczak was unlawfully killed and that Mr Fedec committed suicide.

The families of both were approached after the inquest and both declined to comment to the Worcester News.