Inquest to start into death of Hindley teenager Jake Hardy found hanging in his cell

Leigh Journal: Inquest to start into death of teen found hanging in his cell Inquest to start into death of teen found hanging in his cell

AN inquest into the death of a teenager found hanging in his cell at HMP and Young Offenders Institution Hindley will start on Monday.

Jake Hardy, aged 17, had been sentenced to a detention and training order and had been in custody for less than two months when he was found hanging on January 20, 2012.

He died at hospital four days later. He was serving his first custodial sentence.

An inquest into his death will start at Bolton Coroners Court on Monday. It is expected to last up to four weeks.

His family are hoping to discover whether it was appropriate to place in at Hindley, whether the assessments of his risk of self harm and suicide were adequate, whether the training of staff was adequate along with other questions.

Elizabeth Hardy, Jake Hardy’s mother, said: “I hope the inquest will finally give us some answers as to how Jake died when he was a child. Jake should have been looked after and protected. I expected them to keep him safe.”

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