The drummer with pop group Sparks hanged himself after being driven mad by noisy neighbours - an inquest has heard.

NORMAN 'DINKY' DIAMOND, who joined the THIS TOWN AIN'T BIG ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF US band in the 1970s, had complained to the local authorities in Berkshire, England about noise from a local resident.

On 10 September 2004, Diamond called a friend to say he "won't be around tomorrow" and later that day was found by his partner JANE GANT hanging from the loft after consuming more than five times the legal driving limit of alcohol in his blood.

06/02/2005 23:23