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Beachy Head suicide pact son made "substantial admissions" about child porn charges

The Argus: Christopher Gosling and his mother Elizabeth Gosling, who both committed suicide at Beachy Head in March Christopher Gosling and his mother Elizabeth Gosling, who both committed suicide at Beachy Head in March

A NHS worker and his “totally devoted” mother killed themselves at Beachy Head just days after he was arrested on suspicion of possessing child abuse pictures.

The bodies of Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Gosling, 81, and Christopher Gosling, 58, were found at the base of the renowned cliffs near Eastbourne on March 21.

Mr Gosling has been arrested two days before they died and was freed on police bail pending further inquiries.

Detective Sergeant David Tye, of Sussex Police, said that Mr Gosling had made "substantial admissions" during his interview with South Wales Police.

Mr Gosling's police bail notice was in his Vauxhall Vectra, which was found parked at the cliff-top.

Josephine Carroll, Mrs Gosling’s niece, told an inquest at Eastbourne yesterday the mother and son were very close.

She said Mr Gosling had been suffering personal problems and possibly depression.

Mr Gosling, an information change manager for NHS Wales, had sent in a hand-written resignation letter, which surprised his managers.

He was an only child, unmarried, had no children and was idolised by his mother.

Mrs Carroll said: "They were very happy living together. They were totally devoted to each other."

She added: “I could see Betty taking this course of action if she thought her son was likely to be punished.

"For her there was no life without Christopher or if he had been imprisoned there would be no life for her.

"It's very tragic."

Alan Craze, coroner for East Sussex, ruled the pair of Treharris Street, Cardiff committed suicide.

He said: "I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that Christopher took his own life.

"If that's the case I can have no doubt that his mother took her own life."

Anyone considering suicide can call the Samaritans for help and support 24 hours a day on 08457 909090.

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12:17am Wed 19 Dec 12

jkendle says...

'...HAS been arrested...' ??
'...HAS been arrested...' ?? jkendle
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1:02am Wed 19 Dec 12

wcarstairs says...

jkendle wrote:
'...HAS been arrested...' ??
you plonker
[quote][p][bold]jkendle[/bold] wrote: '...HAS been arrested...' ??[/p][/quote]you plonker wcarstairs
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8:53am Wed 19 Dec 12

qm says...

wcarstairs wrote:
jkendle wrote:
'...HAS been arrested...' ??
you plonker
Agreed - bored in the middle of the night . . . .
[quote][p][bold]wcarstairs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jkendle[/bold] wrote: '...HAS been arrested...' ??[/p][/quote]you plonker[/p][/quote]Agreed - bored in the middle of the night . . . . qm
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9:15am Wed 19 Dec 12

Crystal Ball says...

qm wrote:
wcarstairs wrote:
jkendle wrote:
'...HAS been arrested...' ??
you plonker
Agreed - bored in the middle of the night . . . .
Whilst the rest of Brighton sleeps...
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wcarstairs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jkendle[/bold] wrote: '...HAS been arrested...' ??[/p][/quote]you plonker[/p][/quote]Agreed - bored in the middle of the night . . . .[/p][/quote]Whilst the rest of Brighton sleeps... Crystal Ball
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12:17pm Wed 19 Dec 12

bruce_ says...

The possession of "child ****" is no doubt a very serious matter; but surely we must try to find a way to deal with those accused of it, apart from prosecution, condemnation and potential social ostracism -- leading in this case to suicide both for the person involved and for a close relative. Of course it can't be ignored; but is every downloader a monster, or are some lonely, isolated men who need help?
The possession of "child ****" is no doubt a very serious matter; but surely we must try to find a way to deal with those accused of it, apart from prosecution, condemnation and potential social ostracism -- leading in this case to suicide both for the person involved and for a close relative. Of course it can't be ignored; but is every downloader a monster, or are some lonely, isolated men who need help? bruce_
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1:22pm Wed 19 Dec 12

mimseycal says...

The automatic reaction to call the perusers of child **** monsters is a natural immediate reaction to a highly emotive issue. Sadly it is also indicative of mouths or, in some cases, keyboards being engaged before brains are.

Yes, they are, in the main, people with a very warped sense of values and certainly in need of help.

In the case of the mother/son duo referred to in this article I would say that there is a very clear case of a very unhealthy bonding relationship between the two which has quite a lot to do with it.
The automatic reaction to call the perusers of child **** monsters is a natural immediate reaction to a highly emotive issue. Sadly it is also indicative of mouths or, in some cases, keyboards being engaged before brains are. Yes, they are, in the main, people with a very warped sense of values and certainly in need of help. In the case of the mother/son duo referred to in this article I would say that there is a very clear case of a very unhealthy bonding relationship between the two which has quite a lot to do with it. mimseycal
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6:31am Thu 20 Dec 12

ruberducker says...

bruce_ wrote:
The possession of "child ****" is no doubt a very serious matter; but surely we must try to find a way to deal with those accused of it, apart from prosecution, condemnation and potential social ostracism -- leading in this case to suicide both for the person involved and for a close relative. Of course it can't be ignored; but is every downloader a monster, or are some lonely, isolated men who need help?
no there just sick perverts that should be thrown off the top of beachy head....just sick.....children should be protected at ALL costs,and should ALLWAYS be social outcasts,and NEVER supported.
[quote][p][bold]bruce_[/bold] wrote: The possession of "child ****" is no doubt a very serious matter; but surely we must try to find a way to deal with those accused of it, apart from prosecution, condemnation and potential social ostracism -- leading in this case to suicide both for the person involved and for a close relative. Of course it can't be ignored; but is every downloader a monster, or are some lonely, isolated men who need help?[/p][/quote]no there just sick perverts that should be thrown off the top of beachy head....just sick.....children should be protected at ALL costs,and should ALLWAYS be social outcasts,and NEVER supported. ruberducker
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