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Dishonouring The Dead In Bridgend’s Suicide Town

by | 30th, December 2008

TO Bridgend, where Sky news announces: “Hanged: Another Bridgend Suicide.”

A 17-year-old boy from an area blighted by apparent young suicides has been found hanged.

Can you have apparently committed suicide, or be apparently young?

The story is, of course, Bridgend, which the media has turned into suicide town.

Boy found hanged in ‘suicide town’,” screams the Scotsman.

Suicides occur, and chances are they will occur in one locale more than all the others. And right now that spot is Bridgend.

Since January 2007, 24 young people from the Bridgend area are believed to have killed themselves.

Believed? If the deceased did not kill themselves then how did they die? Is there a mass murderer on the loose in Bridgend making deaths look like suicide?

A South Wales Police spokesman tells one and all:

“Officers were called to a report of a sudden death of a 17-year-old male in the Bridgend area. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

And what of the suicide cult?

“There are clearly similarities between recent sudden deaths in Bridgend, but South Wales Police can confirm that our investigations have by no means uncovered any criminal evidence that links them.”

Meanwhile, up in Scotland, the Government has been at work:

The project aimed to support the implementation of national suicide prevention policy by providing detailed information on the epidemiology of suicide at national and local levels

Because in 2006:

Scotland has the highest suicide rate in the UK, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics

So is 24 suicides in 23 months enough to make Bridgend out as Suicide Town? And does doing so do anything to respect the dead?

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