Fire suicide inquest into man found in Willingham

Police incident at Willingham by Stow playing fields G111027-2a
Police incident at Willingham by Stow playing fields G111027-2a

A TROUBLED widower from Willingham By Stow committed suicide by setting himself on fire before his body was found in the village playing fields, an inquest heard today (Thursday 15th March)

Colin Dawson, 57, was suffering from depression and was struggling to cope with the death of his wife and being evicted from home in High Street in Willingham after failing to pay rent to social housing group Acis.

Police incident at Willingham by Stow playing fields G111027-2e

Police incident at Willingham by Stow playing fields G111027-2e

His body was found by a farmer in the playing fields near the children’s play park in Willingham By Stow on the morning of Thursday 27th October 2011.

- For the FULL inquest report and story see next week’s Standard (out Thursday 22nd March)