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

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

Source: TON

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