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Big rise in suicide verdicts last year

Figure nearly four times higher than year before

The number of inquest suicide verdicts in 2020 was nearly quadruple the figure for the previous year.

In 2019, six suicide verdicts were given at the end of inquests.

Last year, it rose sharply to 22.

Former politician David Cretney chaired a Tynwald committee looking at suicide.

He says the rise is concerning:-

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