London, Oct 9 (ANI): A British businessman was choked to death by a spiked steel collar as he hung from the roof in a pensioner couple's bondage dungeon.
Lionel Webster, 61, was wearing a Guantanamo Bay-style boiler suit, stockings, thigh-high leather boots, a blindfold and a balaclava when he suffocated as Anne Richardson, 68, used a sex aid on him.
Webster, who regularly paid Richardson and her husband Colin, 75, 150 pounds for S and M sessions in their converted garage, had asked to be tortured as if he were a military prisoner.
After clamps and chains were applied to his nipples and genitals, dominatrix Richardson put a chain on his collar and fixed it to a roof beam.
"He'd never worn the collar before. I put cuffs on him and fixed them to the frame," the Sun quoted her as telling an inquest hearing.
"We started and then he made a funny noise. I asked him if he wanted to carry on and he said yes. Then his head went forward," she revealed.
Richardson pressed a panic button installed in case sex games went wrong and her husband raced in, and they tried to lift the dad-of-two but he was too heavy.
They could not release the collar because he had locked it and hidden the key in his orange boiler suit.
The couple, married for 49 years, dialled 999, and the police found ropes, whips, sex aids, leather thongs and bondage books in the den.
Webster, a respected jeweller, and Sunday league soccer chairman, started secretly visiting the Richardsons at their quiet suburban home in Barlaston, Staffs, after spotting an advert in a fetish magazine.
The couple were initially arrested but prosecutors said there was o crime, so the coroner recorded a misadventure verdict. (ANI)