A truly horrible event. This is from The Mirror today…
A desperate father doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire after being hounded by loan sharks over £1,600 of unpaid debt, an inquest heard.
Antony Jackson Breeze’s phone was “ringing day and night” with calls from debt collectors and pawnbroker in the weeks before his death.
In August last year, the 36-year-old told his girlfriend Amanda Lowe he was going out to buy petrol for the lawnmower.
Soon after, the dad-of-one walked to a secluded wood, near to the family’s home in Bolton, and set fire on himself.
He told a horrified onlooker who tried to put out the flames that he was in debt and had “had enough”.