A jury has returned a verdict of misadventure at the inquest of a man who hanged himself at a young offenders' institute as he feared deportation back to Nigeria.To the usual suspects, this is a failure of the state to care for him. Of course.
I wonder if his English was as poor as that of the prison doctor?
Dr John Grenville, who carried out a review of the death, told the inquest: "Even under continuous supervision his chance of carrying out suicide would have remained high.
"In my opinion, the healthcare teams recognised that Mr Balogan was a vulnerable man and affected him with what help and support they could."Wha..?
Given the state of the NHS currently, is that all too prescient a statement?