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‘Motion man’, 20, who died after he was discovered hanging in nightclub bathroom was anxious about leaving house to hitch the Royal Marines, inquest hears
- Brandon Knight, 20, was discovered useless in a Maidstone nightclub bathroom in January
- The blended martial artist was anxious about becoming a member of the Marines, inquest hears
- The court docket was instructed that Brandon had historical past of low moods, anger and nervousness
- Brandon’s mom Lynne paid tribute to her ‘motion man’ son on the inquest
- For confidential assist, name the Samaritans on 116123 or go to an area Samaritans department. See www.samaritans.org for particulars
Described as an ‘motion man’ the kick boxer had a historical past of low moods, nervousness and anger
A younger man discovered useless in a busy nightclub’s bathroom was anxious about leaving house to hitch the Royal Marines, an inquest has heard.
Brandon Knight, 20, was found in a cubicle on the Supply Bar in Maidstone, Kent whereas on an evening out with associates in January this 12 months. The blended martial artist from Newington was resuscitated and brought to hospital.
Brandon, a kick boxer described as an ‘motion man’, was handled by docs at Maidstone Hospital however died after struggling mind harm as his situation deteriorated the subsequent day.
Brandon’s mom, Lynne Knight, stated her son was ‘cherished by so many’ and described his dying as a ‘tragedy’. She stated Brandon had been getting ready for a coaching week with the Marines in February which he was ‘excited’ about.
Nevertheless, the inquest additionally heard that the 20-year-old was anxious in regards to the prospect of becoming a member of, one thing he had expressed to others.
Proof was introduced concerning Brandon’s historical past of low moods, anger and nervousness after the separation of his dad and mom in 2012.
‘He stated he wished a profession the place he may make a distinction to individuals,’ Ms Knight stated. ‘He was an actual motion man and was at all times clowning round with an enormous smile on his face.’
Coroner Scott Matthewson stated CCTV footage confirmed Brandon coming into a cubicle by himself at 12.49am. Brandon’s motion will be seen by way of shadows on the footage for the subsequent 5 minutes.
An inquest has heard that Brandon Knight, a 20-year-old who was discovered useless in a Maidstone nightclub bathroom, was anxious about becoming a member of the Royal Marines
Workers from the nightclub had entered the bathrooms twice within the following 40 minutes however suspicions have been raised on the third go to after employees couldn’t open the door of the cubicle.
The court docket heard that on the night time in query, Brandon was upset, fearing that his girlfriend was going to separate up with him. A pal tried to ease his considerations for round 10 minutes.
Brandon had a historical past of threatening to kill himself, and had talked about doing so to a pal that night time.
Mr Matthewson added: ‘No one may have predicted at the moment he was critical in taking his personal life. He had difficulties when it got here to belief and relationships.
‘For causes we’ll most likely not unravel there got here some extent Brandon went to the bathrooms. He had lots to reside for – a profession, a loving household and girlfriend – if solely he may see that.’
Mr Matthewson recorded a conclusion of misadventure, saying that Brandon had made ‘no critical makes an attempt’ to take his personal life, nor had he left a word.
‘No one may have predicted at the moment he was critical in taking his personal life,’ Mr Matthewson stated.
The inquest additionally heard that Brandon had saved the lives of 4 individuals after his organs have been donated following his dying.
Brandon’s mom Lynne (proper) paid tribute to her son, saying he was ‘cherished by so many’
Brandon was discovered useless in January after occurring an evening out with associates in Kent
‘He is saved 4 lives from the organ donation together with a younger lady who has his coronary heart,’ Ms Knight added.
Brandon’s mom described her son as ‘impulsive’ however contended that he wished to be discovered given the general public location of his dying.
His associates had hoped to placed on a fundraising music competition this summer season, though the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to these plans.
For confidential assist, name the Samaritans on 116123 or go to an area Samaritans department. See www.samaritans.org for particulars.
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