Jake’s story on TV’s Death Behind Bars today

Jake Hardy

Jake Hardy

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The death of a vulnerable Chesterfield teenager who hanged himself in a custody cell is to be featured in a BBC TV documentary today, Thursday, April 24.

Bolton coroner’s court heard this month how Jake Hardy, 17, of Stonegravels, Chesterfield, hanged himself on January 20, 2012, while serving a sentence for affray and assault at Hindley youth offenders’ institution in Wigan.

The inquest jury concluded he died four days later as a result of his own deliberate act but found multiple failings by YOI staff contributed to his death after he had been bullied by inmates.


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