05 March 1998
Rural threat pushes gamekeeper to suicide
GAMEKEEPER Donald Sedgwick, 63, committed suicide because he feared a
foxhunting ban would destroy his traditional rural life and rob him of his livelihood, a coroners court was told.
Mr Sedgwick killed himself on November 6 last year by taking a mixture of pain killers and alcohol, coroner Christopher Starling, heard, sitting at Dereham.
He was head gamekeeper on the Melton Constable estate, near Fakenham.
- The Daily Telegraph 05/03/98 page 11