14 Year Old Boy About To Become A Father Hangs Himself To Death

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A 14-year-old boy who was found hanging at his

grandparents home is thought to be the latest

victim of the ‘fainting game’. Liam Hardy – who was about to become a father –

was found unconscious at the home in Sutton. He was taken to the St George’s Hospital in

Tooting but died eight days later. As reported by the Evening Standard, it is feared

he may have become another victim of the ‘fainting

game’ – in which young people choke themselves

to achieve a brief high. It is a craze which started in America and

campaign groups say 86 people may have died in

Britain as a result of the game. Warm tributes have already been paid to the

youngster. A memorial has been set up in front of

Carshalton Boys’ Sports College which is covered

in flowers and messages. Some of his friends at the school are also receiving

counseling. His girlfriend Paige Ramsay is pregnant with their

daughter. She has left a number of messages on a Facebook

page which was set up in the teenager’s memory. In one she said: ‘Not long until our baby girl is here

Liam. I can’t wait to meet her so then I’m finally

holding part of you again. ‘I know I always said I was scared of giving birth

but now I just don’t care because then you’ll finally

be looking back at me again.’ An inquest into the teenager’s death has been

opened and adjourned and the Metropolitan Police

are not treating the death as suspicious. He died

last Tuesday. Liam’s mother, Janine Hardy, told the Sutton

Guardian: ‘Liam was, and still is, my world – both

my sons are. He was, and still is, very much loved

by all his family and the many other people he

came into contact with. ‘Although a typical teenage boy with his love of

sports and music, he had a very kind hearted and

helpful nature – happy to run errands to the local

shop for his Mum, take the rubbish outside, or hold

a door open for you enter. ‘He had a very special bond with his Grandad and

was extremely close to his younger brother and

was very protective of him. ‘The family would like to thank their family and

friends, and Liam’s school, for their love, support

and kind words at this difficult time. We will miss

Liam every day.’ She said that her son had a keen interest in the

navy and as a member of the sea cadets had

travelled on the aircraft carrier HMS Ocean during

its deployment marking this summer’s Olympic

Games. Headteacher Simon Barber said: ‘Liam was a

popular boy who was likable, smart and good at

sport.’

Source: TON


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