Court investigates British fitness buff’s disturbing Facebook Live suicide

Court investigates British fitness buff’s disturbing Facebook Live suicide


A 50-year-old British man livestreamed his suicide-by-hanging as his friends frantically called for help — and now the tragedy is the subject of a court investigation.

Weightlifter and gym-owner Jonathan Bailey posted on Facebook that he was going to take his own life on July 11, and soon started streaming his actions to as many as hundreds of viewers, according to Stoke Sentinel.

A court hearing Friday found that friends of the father of four began frantically calling police, but Bailey had moved recently, and many officers were dispatched to the wrong address, the outlet reported.

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By the time police arrived at his Newcastle apartment, he had killed himself.

Bailey, a gym owner with a history of mental health issues, had cut his wrists and also threatened to jump off a roof in the week before his suicide, according to the report.

Concerned friends had taken Bailey to the hospital for an emergency assessment the day before the deadly

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