Gloucestershire

Anti-bullying campaign father Roger Crouch found hanged, inquest hears

An anti-bullying campaigner whose 15-year-old son killed himself a year ago was found hanged, an inquest has heard.

Roger Crouch was discovered by his wife Paola at their home in Gretton, near Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, last week.

Mr Crouch, 55, began his campaign after his son Dominic's inquest heard the teenager was bullied over rumours that he could have been gay.

Coroner David Dooley released Mr Crouch's body to the family so funeral arrangements could be made.

The inquest at Gloucestershire Coroner's Court was adjourned to a later date to be set.

Following a post-mortem examination, the cause of death was given as aspiration of gastric contents due to hanging.

He was confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics on 28 November.

Mr Crouch's son died when he jumped off a building near his school, St Edwards in Charlton Kings in May 2010.

Mr Crouch was recently named as a hero of the year by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity, for his work.

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