Benefits man found hanged, inquest heard

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A MAN who had “significant worries” was found hanging in his home by a neighbour, a Burnley inquest heard.

Craig Monk, 43, of Curlew Gardens, Burnley, was found dead on October 3.

Ken Morphet, Mr Monks’ half brother, told the hearing that four years ago Mr Morphet finished work when an accident left him needing a partial amputation of his leg.

Mr Monk who was described by his family as “vulnerable” had previously taken overdoses of anti-depressants and painkillers.

Neighbour Kevin Martin said the last time he saw Mr Monk he wasworried that his benefits had been cut.

The cause of death was hanging.

Coroner Richard Taylor recorded that he took his own life.

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6:33pm Thu 23 Feb 12

annana says...

sadly not the first,
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sadly not the first, http://calumslist.or g/ also see http://dwpexaminatio ns.blacktrianglecamp aign.org/phpBB3/ annana
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8:59pm Thu 23 Feb 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

this country is trying to push people back into the dark ages me and my partner are like a lot of others and really struggling,yet 2 people we know are both on the dole have a 3 year old audi a 4 year old mercedes van holidays to spain 3 times a year and money in the bank ,we work for a living it makes me sick
this country is trying to push people back into the dark ages me and my partner are like a lot of others and really struggling,yet 2 people we know are both on the dole have a 3 year old audi a 4 year old mercedes van holidays to spain 3 times a year and money in the bank ,we work for a living it makes me sick everywhere is sh1t
  • Score: -7

1:29am Fri 24 Feb 12

hunter3062 says...

everywhere is sh1t wrote:
this country is trying to push people back into the dark ages me and my partner are like a lot of others and really struggling,yet 2 people we know are both on the dole have a 3 year old audi a 4 year old mercedes van holidays to spain 3 times a year and money in the bank ,we work for a living it makes me sick
on 64 quid a week dont think so try a little detective work,sounds to me they are moonlighting.
[quote][p][bold]everywhere is sh1t[/bold] wrote: this country is trying to push people back into the dark ages me and my partner are like a lot of others and really struggling,yet 2 people we know are both on the dole have a 3 year old audi a 4 year old mercedes van holidays to spain 3 times a year and money in the bank ,we work for a living it makes me sick[/p][/quote]on 64 quid a week dont think so try a little detective work,sounds to me they are moonlighting. hunter3062
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10:27am Fri 24 Feb 12

living the end times in BB1 says...

hunter3062 wrote:
everywhere is sh1t wrote:
this country is trying to push people back into the dark ages me and my partner are like a lot of others and really struggling,yet 2 people we know are both on the dole have a 3 year old audi a 4 year old mercedes van holidays to spain 3 times a year and money in the bank ,we work for a living it makes me sick
on 64 quid a week dont think so try a little detective work,sounds to me they are moonlighting.
RIP.Craig.

Or they maybe exploiting the governments position to illegal drugs..?
[quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]everywhere is sh1t[/bold] wrote: this country is trying to push people back into the dark ages me and my partner are like a lot of others and really struggling,yet 2 people we know are both on the dole have a 3 year old audi a 4 year old mercedes van holidays to spain 3 times a year and money in the bank ,we work for a living it makes me sick[/p][/quote]on 64 quid a week dont think so try a little detective work,sounds to me they are moonlighting.[/p][/quote]RIP.Craig. Or they maybe exploiting the governments position to illegal drugs..? living the end times in BB1
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10:54am Fri 24 Feb 12

Legal Beagle Here says...

To the poster above Everywhere is sh1t- you make me sick. You have swallowed the propaganda of the current ConDem Government hook, line and sinker. Yes there are people who cheat the system. If you have HARD evidence instead of your 1939 Germany prejudiced assumption, go report your neighbours to the police. As for the rest of your post, you have blood on your hands. Go look at the list of 19 Welfare Reform Deaths on the Calums List website. Better still read what is about to befall those in Government with blood on their hands. You think Chris Huhne is in trouble over his speeding points. Do you know what the penalties are for multiple manslaughter upon conviction? So stop believing the Government propaganda demonising the disabled and show some compasion.
To the poster above Everywhere is sh1t- you make me sick. You have swallowed the propaganda of the current ConDem Government hook, line and sinker. Yes there are people who cheat the system. If you have HARD evidence instead of your 1939 Germany prejudiced assumption, go report your neighbours to the police. As for the rest of your post, you have blood on your hands. Go look at the list of 19 Welfare Reform Deaths on the Calums List website. Better still read what is about to befall those in Government with blood on their hands. You think Chris Huhne is in trouble over his speeding points. Do you know what the penalties are for multiple manslaughter upon conviction? So stop believing the Government propaganda demonising the disabled and show some compasion. Legal Beagle Here
  • Score: 23

5:08pm Fri 24 Feb 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

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I found reading some of the deaths on calumslist very shocking, something has gone horribly wrong.
http://calumslist.or g/ I found reading some of the deaths on calumslist very shocking, something has gone horribly wrong. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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7:30pm Sat 25 Feb 12

RAyzer says...

all job agency's using immigrants now,applied for loads of work,and knocked back,good work record and reference's,yet immigrants get all the jobs....happening all over uk
all job agency's using immigrants now,applied for loads of work,and knocked back,good work record and reference's,yet immigrants get all the jobs....happening all over uk RAyzer
  • Score: 3

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