England & Wales 2019

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.


Catherine Scothorne, 54 (West Yorkshire). MfD. Overdose of prescribed meds

Damien Lawler, 34 (Hull). ADs. Took his life

Daniel Fairman, 53 (Essex). MfD. Hanged

Ed Davis, teacher, 51 (South Devon). MfD stopped. Fell from viaduct

Ellie Long, schoolgirl, 15 (Norfolk). Fluoxetine increased. Hanged

Gary Norris, 29 (Bolton). MfD. Hanged

Gavin Prior, 34 (Brighton). MfD. Hanged

Govinda Kay, 20 (South Devon). ADs. Unascertained

James Brown, prisoner, 29 (Humber Prison). Mirtazapine. Hanged

Jordan Cook, 30 (Lancashire). ADs. Overdose of drugs

Jordan Taylor, 18 (Stoke-on-Trent). MfD. Hypothermia

Josh Pitt, 24 (Luton). MfD. Shot by police

Liam Bateman, factory worker, 27 (North Wales). MfD. Struck by train

Malcolm Woollard, paramedic, 57 (South Wales). ADs. Combination of prescription meds

Mustafa Khan, 40 (West Sussex). MfD stopped. Hanged

Nat Gould, bar manager, 25 (Oxfordshire). ADs stopped. Struck by train

Oleg Gritcan, 40 (Gloucestershire). Citalopram. Jumped from motorway bridge

Robin Brooks, student, 18 (Cheshire). MfD. Hanged

Ryan Pring, 29 (Cardiff). ADs. Hanged

Shannon Longstaff, 18 County Durham). ADs. Overdose of drugs

Steven Ball, 35 (Derbyshire). Overdose of Amitriptyline

Steven Mason, 49 (East Yorkshire). ADs. Struck by vehicle

William Hoare, 82 (Berkshire). MfD. Combination of medication & alcohol


Total so far: 23


* inquest pending, adjourned or in progress


Inquests 2003-2007      [1238]

Inquests 2008-2010      [1208]

Inquests 2011-2013      [1249]

Inquests 2014-2015      [1142]

Inquests 2016-2017      [1209]

Inquests 2018               [558]


Related Inquest Reports:

“Suffering from Depression” – 2019