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Last Updated: Wednesday, 11 July 2007, 15:49 GMT 16:49 UK
Hanged peer's son was depressed
The depressed Old Etonian son of a peer hanged himself from a tree on the family estate in Suffolk, an inquest has heard.

Freddy Henniker-Major, 21, was found in woods at Thornham Hall near Eye in February 2005. Suffolk coroner Peter Dean recorded a verdict of suicide.

The inquest at Ipswich Magistrates' Court heard he had a history of depression and suicidal tendencies.

Lord Henniker-Major said his son had also attacked his mother.

"It was a humiliating, embarrassing and frightening episode," said Lord Henniker-Major, a lawyer .

"It was so out of character for Freddy. If you had known Freddy a couple of years earlier he was the most gentle soul in the world."


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