Coroner calls for sex law change

April 21, 2004

John Matthews blamed the allegation against Isle of Wight teacher Alastair Wilbee for causing distress that led to the 47-year-old’s suicide last August. He had been suspended from Summerfields Primary School in Newport in May. The father-of-two was charged with abusing a boy under 14 on a residential trip, but died before the trial. Mr Wilbee first attempted suicide on the day he was suspended from school, but was found and taken to hospital, an inquest in Newport heard on Tuesday….

BBC News


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