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New inquiry for RAF fireman who killed himself after gay sex

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  1. Very disturbing; I hope his family get some answers.

  2. Typical homophobic family trying to straightwash their son’s image.

    1. Not necessarily. It isn’t unnatural for a family to want more answers in such an awful, extreme situation.

      1. That There Other David 12 Sep 2013, 7:51pm

        We had a suicide in our family a few years ago. It took a long time for us all to come to terms with it. I don’t think his parents ever will.

        I don’t blame the Fleetings for wanting answers, but I don’t think they’ll ever find them. The only one who knows for sure is gone.

    2. How many people’s first sexual encounter results in internal injuries and hanging with a 1′ drop? How do you know he wasn’t raped? There was a sexual abuse case in the papers earlier this week, it’s not uncommon.

    3. Sister Mary Clarence 13 Sep 2013, 7:28am

      The IPCC seem to disagree with you. They aren’t usually in the habit of forcing a review unless there is evidence that warrants it

  3. Martin Gavet 12 Sep 2013, 9:00pm

    So sad. I hope the family get to the truth.

  4. billforsyth 12 Sep 2013, 10:22pm

    There should of course be a full investigation into his death if that is possible but he would not be the first young man to be engaged or even married and to involved in gay affairs or in having gay sex and of course not be too keen on telling his parents.

  5. David Walsh 13 Sep 2013, 1:57am

    Who are these closeted 24 year olds? Just come out already, jeez.

  6. What a very sad and strange story :( I really hope it wasn’t because of the gay thing, I know it would be awful to be so confused while you’re engaged to a woman but it all works out in the end…

    I hope his parents get the closer they are looking for

  7. Dan Filson 13 Sep 2013, 2:53pm

    Too much talk about closure when suicide is discussed – you don’t get closure when a loved one commits suicide (if indeed he did), as the questioning lingers on for years as to why they did it.

  8. Paul Lanson 13 Sep 2013, 4:13pm

    Even if the parents know he was gay, which they don’t, how do the parents know he wasn’t bisexual?

    There’s no evidence in the article at all that he took drugs willingly or otherwise so why are they bringing date rape drug into it?

    Internal injuries can occur when you have sex, whether you’re a man or a woman… That proves nothing.

    If they’re as uptight and intransigent as they sound, they’ll find the reason he couldn’t deal with his sexuality in the nearest mirror.

  9. Paul Lanson 13 Sep 2013, 4:16pm

    **know he wasn’t gay I meant

  10. There is a very real possibility that he was murdered or unlawfully killed from reading the documentation provided by his family at the website. It is not open and shut at all from the looks of it. I hope they get justice for themselves and for their son.

  11. David Thomas 14 Sep 2013, 11:49am

    Very sad for all concerned here and esp hope the partner is given support thro what may be very traumatic for him. Nobody wins here.

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