Teenager killed himself after relationship ended — (The Plymouth Herald)

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The Plymouth Herald

Posted: May 21, 2013

A YOUNG man took his own life after a relationship ended, an inquest heard.

The body of 18-year-old Jamie Grewal was found in woods in Ivybridge in January this year.

Police had issued an appeal earlier the same month after the apprentice butcher had gone missing and his family had become increasingly concerned for his welfare.

He was last seen on January 4 having a lunchtime drink with friends at the Abbey Inn public house in Buckfastleigh.

However, after being dropped off in Ivybridge he was not seen of or heard of again.

Police issued an appeal to try to trace Mr Grewal, of Langham Way, Ivybridge, as his disappearance was considered out of character.

His body was later found hanging from a tree on the afternoon of January 10 in the town’s Long Timber Woods.

At the inquest, deputy coroner Andrew Cox heard from police and medical experts who had investigated the circumstances of Mr Grewal’s death.

Mr Cox noted that toxicology tests had found therapeutic levels of a prescribed anti-depressant. The issue of Mr Grewal’s use of cannabis was raised. However, consultant psychiatrist Dr Kant had explained it was not likely to have been a contributing factor to the young man’s state of mind.

What was considered of more relevance was Mr Grewal’s sensitivity to changes in relationships.

Mr Cox noted that a personal relationship that the teenager was involved in had ended shortly before he went missing.

His body was found around 50 yards from the road and though there was no note, police were satisfied there were no suspicious circumstances.

Mr Cox returned a verdict of suicide.