A Policeman's son jumped 60ft to his death after leaving a letter for his parents revealing his struggle to beat a cocaine addiction, an inquest heard today.
Policeman's son commits suicide after revealing struggle to beat cocaine addiction
A Policeman's son jumped 60ft to his death after leaving a letter for his parents revealing his struggle to beat a cocaine addiction.
Chris McNally, 30, of Manchester, a graduate of Salford University wrote a note claiming he had ‘nothing to give the world’ before committing suicide.
Manchester Coroner’s Court said McNally, originally from Ballymena in Northern Ireland, had completed a hospitality and tourism degree at Salford University and then chose to stay in the city.
In 2010, he was jailed for his involvement in a drug smuggling racket in which he and four other men plotted to transport 500million Naira worth of drugs between England and Northern Ireland hidden in banana crates.
After he completed his four-year jail sentence, the policeman’s son had turned his life around by securing a job at a well-known bar popular with celebrities.
But he is believed to have started taking cocaine again, and wrote a note to his parents saying: ‘Mum and dad. I’m sorry, I struggle with cocaine. I am a mess mentally and feel like I can’t grow up.
Before he committed suicide he told his girlfriend and another friend in the early hours that he had ‘let them down’ and jumped off the balcony of his home.
A post-mortem examination showed Mr McNally died as a result of multiple head and brain injuries sustained in the fall.
His father Charles, 58, a police officer in Northern Ireland, said: ‘His mental health suffered when he got in trouble with the police. From his childhood the stress built up due to my background and job.
‘He couldn’t take the pressure of getting himself in bother and what he did to the family. He said he had to get out of his job because it was full of cocaine.'
Research has shown that Cocaine in particular has a link with significant suicidal depression.
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