Identical twin brothers 'who spent their entire lives together' found hanging in park

A neighbor described the twins as quiet and introverted who did everything together and sometimes even wore matching outfits

                            Identical twin brothers 'who spent their entire lives together' found hanging in park
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An inquest in the UK has heard that identical twin brothers, who are described to have done everything together, took their lives by hanging themselves; 52-year-old Neil and Paul Micklewright have been described as being "inseparable" after the gruesome discovery of their bodies hanging in a park in Trafford, Greater Manchester.

The bodies were found by a dog walker in the Davyhulme Park, only a few yards away from the home where the twins grew up in. The dog walker came upon the unnerving sight on July 31. Paramedics, along with an air ambulance, rushed to the scene as fast as they could and reached at 8.40 am but the twins were declared dead at the scene. There have not been any suspicious circumstances that have been cited for the death of the brothers. 

The Daily Mail reported that an inquest was opened into the deaths on August 10 at the Stockport Coroner's Court and it found out that both the men had died from hanging. Chris Morris, the coroner for South Manchester, said, "I'm satisfied that the tragic deaths of Mr. Neil Micklewright and Mr. Paul Micklewright require an investigation into the circumstances. In terms of an initial investigation, I'm going to ask their GP if they are known to them, and to mental health services."

The inquest has been adjourned and the full hearing is expected to take place in February next year. The twins, who were both bachelors, moved out of their childhood home to an apartment close by when their mother, Joan, passed away around 2015. Their father is said to have died about a decade before that in 2005.

Eighty four-year-old Lilian Burgess, their immediate neighbor, had known the twins since they were children and is devastated by the news of their tragic deaths. She said, "They were so quiet. They were introverted and would hardly ever speak. But they wouldn't hurt anyone — the pair of them were gentle."

She continued, "They were inseparable — you would never see them apart. They did everything together. They sometimes wore matching outfits like twins do. Their mum Joan was very protective of them. You never know what's going on in somebody's head do you? What a waste."