England & Wales 2018

The format of the list is as follows:

Name (with Hyperlink); Occupation; Age; Relevant Factors; Location; Antidepressant(s) Involved; Cause of Death.

Where I have established the brand name of antidepressants involved, I have named it. Otherwise, I have used the abbreviation ADs, or MfD where the report refers to “medication for depression” or similar.

I hope that I have not intruded on anybody’s private grief by collating this information. However, if you are related to one of the victims, and do not wish your relative’s name to be included, please send an email to with the details, and their name and link will be removed.


Aaron Vincent, 44 (Surrey). ADs. Died in fire

* Adam Ludlow, 37 (Reading). MfD. Asphyxiated

Alan MacDonald, set designer, 61 (North London). MfD. Took his life

Amanda Lees, 49 (Norfolk). MfD. Combination of meds

Amy Hunt, 32 (Lancashire). MfD. Overdose of methadone

Andrew Brown, 23 (Derbyshire). ADs. Drove car into bridge

Andrew Thompson, healthcare worker, 31 (Dorset). MfD. Fell from block of flats

* Anthony Paine, 35 (Liverpool Prison). ADs changed. Hanged

Barbara Ellis, 52 (Gloucestershire). Sertraline. Fell from bridge

Bartosz Bednarek, 27 (Gloucestershire). MfD. Struck by vehicles

Beth Shipsey, 21 (Worcestershire). MfD. Overdose of Dinitrophenol

Billy Dunthorne, landscaper, 23 (Norwich). MfD. Hanged

Billy Yates, cameraman, 40 (West London). ADs. Hanged

Bradley Kelly, student, 18 (Manchester). MfD. Struck by train

Brandon McDonald, labourer, 20 (West Midlands). ADs. Hanged

Callum Fisher, electrician, 23 (West Yorkshire). Citalopram. Hanged

Caron Flitcroft, 57 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Hanged

Charlotte Faux, social worker, 26 (North London). MfD. Took her life

Chris Nicholls, 37 (Hull). ADs. Hanged

Christine Smith, 59 (Lincolnshire). MfD. Overdose of medication

Christopher Pearce, 30 (Hampshire).ADs. Hanged

Christopher Robinson, railway worker, 45 (Wigan). ADs. Hanged

Claire Law, hairdresser, 35 (Gloucestershire). Mirtazapine. Hanged

Clinton Comb, 47 (Bedfordshire). MfD. Set himself on fire

Conor Foley, 22 (West Yorkshire). ADs. Drowned in canal

Corinne Leatherbarrow, 48 (Cornwall). MfD. Fell from cliff

Courtney Smith, 18 (Cornwall). MfD. Overdose of paracetamol

Curtis Price, 52 (Lincolnshire). ADs. Fell from bridge

Damian Pelsma, ex-flight attendant, 39 (Brighton). Sertraline. Combination of drugs

Daniel Beggs, 42 (Kent). Sertraline. Jumped from cliff

Daniel Ingram, 38 (Somerset). ADs. Hanged

Daniel Watson, 29 (North Wales). MfD. Hanged

Darren Maxwell, 35 (East Yorkshire). ADs. Combination of drugs

Edward Harris, 32 (Gloucestershire). ADs. Fell from multi-storey car park

Emily Hicks, 28 (Dorset). ADs. Combination of painkillers & alcohol

Emma Matthews, 30 (South Wales). ADs. Hanged

Ervin Underdown, 32 (West Sussex). MfD. Carbon dioxide poisoning

Francis Moir, 29 (Teesside). MfD. Overdose of cocaine

* Fred Slater, 72 (Derbyshire). MfD. Stabbed himself

Gideon Tranter, 49 (Somerset). MfD. Fall from wall

Graham Brown, 56 (Cardiff). ADs. Hanged

Hannah Webster, student, 20 (Essex). MfD. Hanged

Harriet Henry, 28 (West Sussex). MfD. Hanged

* Hayley Cooper, 49 (Bournemouth). Overdose of Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline & morphine

Helen Stafford, accountant, 44 (Norwich). ADs. Hanged

James Reid, 50 (Hull). MfD stopped. Jumped from top floor of shopping centre

James Thomson, student, 20 (Bristol). ADs. Hanged

James Thwaites, 16 (Essex). ADs. Hanged

Jason Hall, chef, 48 (East Sussex). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Jemma Baxter, 35 (Kent). MfD. Overdose of Co-codamol

Jimmy Small, 73 (South Devon). MfD. Died in car fire

John McGovern, psychologist, 62 (Cheshire). MfD. Overdose of sleeping pills

John Veazey, 45 (South London). MfD. Hanged

Jonathan Earl, 50 (Plymouth). MfD. Combination of drugs

Jonathan Hildebrand, doctor, 55 (Surrey). ADs. Struck by lorry

Jordan Body, 22 (Cornwall). MfD. Combination of drugs

Jordan Seddon, 23 (Merseyside). MfD. Overdose of Diazepam

Joseph Campbell, 42 (Buckinghamshire). Venlafaxine. Combination of drugs

Joseph Dolan, carer, 31 (Greater Manchester). Sertraline. Jumped from bridge

* Joseph Hause, 38 (Chelmsford Prison). ADs. Hanged

Kate Fell-Crook, ex-soldier, 35 (North Wales). MfD. Hanged

Katherine Rought-Rought, 36 (Norwich). ADs. Asphyxiated

Katie Kemp, 23 (South London). MfD. Hanged

Kayley MacLeod, 21 (Northamptonshire). MfD. Hanged

Kenneth Gillespie, 63 (Lincolnshire). MfD. Struck by train

Kerri-Ann Blunt, 24 (Kent). MfD stopped. Hanged

Kieron Buxton, 33 (Staffordshire). MfD. Hanged

Laura Hickey-Fareed, 34. (Greater Manchester). ADs. Fell from bridge

Lee Denton, 43 (Reading). ADs. Overdose of painkillers

Leigh Wilde, lecturer, 45 (Greater Manchester). MfD. Hanged

Lisa Proctor, university lecturer, 36 (Greater Manchester). ADs. Hanged

Louise Cheetham, 44 (Essex). MfD. Overdose of Oxycodone

Louise Harris, 46 (West Yorkshire). MfD. Overdose of prescribed medication

Marc Yeoman, warehouse worker, 45 (Manchester). ADs. Overdose of prescribed medication

Maria Harding, 47 (Southampton). Overdose of ADs & painkillers

Marianne Dix, 75 (Somerset). MfD. Drowned in river

Mark Davies, 48 (Lancashire). MfD stopped. Hanged

Matthew Gill, 43 (West Midlands). ADs. Hanged

Matthew Vernon, 33 (Lancashire). MfD. Overdose of codeine

Michael Forster, prisoner, 26 (Leicester Prison). ADs. Hanged

Michael Prior, 53 (Slough). MfD stopped. Cut his wrist

Murron McDermid, 19 (Gloucestershire) ADs. Fell from multi-storey car park

Narendra Patel, labourer, 54 (West Yorkshire). MfD stopped. Hanged

Natasha Taylor, 43 (Manchester). ADs. Died in house fire

Nathan Sedgewicke, shop worker, 41 (Hampshire). MfD. Struck by vehicles

Nicholas Afzal, apprentice engineer, 20 (Greater Manchester). Citalopram & Sertraline. Struck by train

Nicola Moore, pub manager, 31 (Cumbria). ADs. Hanged

Nigel Sullivan, prisoner, 43 (Hull Prison). MfD. Hanged

Osvaldas Pagirys, 18 (Wandsworth Prison). ADs. Hanged

Paul Butter, 37 (Kent). MfD. Hanged

Paul Caswell, 37 (Middlesbrough). MfD. Jumped from bridge

Paul McGrath, 31 (Cornwall). MfD. Unascertained

Paula Cooper, 21 (Hampshire). MfD. Combination of drugs

Peter Poobalasingam, ex-accountant, 27 (North London). MfD. Fell from bridge

Rachel Edwards, 26 (Suffolk). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Rachel Stoter, 18 (Suffolk). MfD. Struck by lorry

Robert Cannings, ex-engineer, 66 (Hampshire). Venlafaxine. Overdose of Tramadol

Robert Dance, 32 (South Devon). ADs. Overdose of morphine

Royston Payne, 46 (South Wales). ADs. Found in river

Ryan Rooney, 31 (Wiltshire). MfD. Struck by vehicle

Simon Taylor, pub manager, 41 (Bolton). MfD. Hanged

Sophie Marshall, 48 (East Sussex). MfD. Overdose of meds

Sophie Spooner, doctor, 26 (Brighton). Overdose of Citalopram & Lamotrigine

Stephen Arnold, 55 (Lincolnshire). MfD. Stabbed his wife, then cut his wrist

Stephen Whelan, scaffolder, 48 (Norfolk). MfD. Drowned in river

Sylvia Groser, 65 (South Devon). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Terrance Axten, farmer, 66 (Berkshire). ADs. Shot himself

Timothy Rees, 51 (North Wales). ADs. Hanged

Tristan Berthoud, (York). MfD. Struck by lorry

William Abel, prisoner, 45 (Holme House Prison). ADs. Cut his wrists


Total so far: 110

* inquest pending, adjourned or in progress


Inquests 2003-2007      [1166]

Inquests 2008-2010      [1127]

Inquests 2011-2013      [1173]

Inquests 2014-2015      [1056]

Inquests 2016-2017      [1122]


Related Inquest Reports:

“Suffering from Depression” – 2018