Honiton teenager’s death was suicide, inquest concludes

PUBLISHED: 15:45 05 September 2018

County Hall. Ref exe 04-17 5965. Picture: Terry Ife

County Hall. Ref exe 04-17 5965. Picture: Terry Ife


A sixth-form Honiton student who had been offered a place by four different universities killed himself at his family home.

An inquest heard that Honiton Community College A-level student Jack Haigh, 18, was described as ‘bright, studious and creative’.

His mother Hilary told the inquest, at Exeter’s County Hall, that her youngest son ‘felt low related to his studies’ but there was no indication that he would self-harm.

Jack’s mother found him when she returned home one afternoon in November 2017.

The inquest heard he had been texting a friend just three hours earlier and again there was nothing to indicate what he was going to do.

The senior Devon coroner Philip Spinney said Jack ‘died as a result of his own actions’.

The inquest conclusion was suicide.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories


Helliers Close residents have scooped £1,000 for every ticket they hold

Read more

Police say traffic is coping well after incident between Harcombe Road and the A35 Charmouth Road.

Read more

Course is rerouted because of the conditions but 176 still turn out to take part

Read more

Police drop-in surgeries have been set up in Cranbrook to allow residents to raise concerns and meet local officers.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:01

Cheques for £1,000 presented to the Care Service and United Charities

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

Cars will be prevented from driving on to pavements after a child was nearly hit by a vehicle

Read more
Yesterday, 08:09

Event raises £800 for the village school and church

Read more
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Axminster and District Choral Society will perform works by Vaughan Williams

Read more
Sunday, October 14, 2018

RNLI crew puts to sea after reports that someone was in the water

Read more
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Beer residents will shortly be given the opportunity to confirm whether they want their Neighbourhood Plan to become part of the Development Plan for East Devon.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Midweek Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications