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Overdrawn Cornish Student Killed Himself Over Debts

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7:01am 6th December 2012

A grieving Penzance mum has told how her son's body was found surrounded by final demands.

Toby Thorn killed himself, after dropping three thousand pounds into the red.

The twenty-three year old also had a five thousand pound student loan.

He had recently dropped out of university, despite being in the third year of his computing course. He was hoping to start his own business.

On the back of a letter from a bank he had written, "Thank you to all my friends I appreciate all your support, Later ANON."

An inquest ruled that his debts were a major factor behind his death.

Mum Anne said: "He never gave me or his friends any indication that he was depressed. That is what is so heartbreaking. Not only did he not come to me, and I would have done anything, but he didn't go to his university or his friends and say, 'Look, I've got in a mess.'"

Now she has become a trustee of charity PAPYRUS, which campaigns to prevent young suicide.

Ged Flynn from the charity said: "I think it's reasonably fair to say women are generally more able to share their emotions and talk about them whereas our culture in Britain doesn't seem to allow that in men. It isn't 'cool' to talk about how you are."

If you are worried and would like to talk to someone you can call PAPYRUS on 0800 068 4141 or The Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.

7:01am 6th December 2012

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