A TEENAGER who died on New Year’s Day took his own life, a coroner has ruled.

Milosz Golasa jumped from the top floor of Churchill Square car park in Brighton on the morning of January 1 this year, shortly before 9am.

The 17-year-old suffered multiple injuries, including a serious head injury.

Emergency services were at the scene by 9am but attempts to resuscitate Milosz were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 9.36am.

An inquest into his death on Tuesday at Brighton Coroner’s Court heard a security guard at the car park had witnessed Milosz fall.

The security guard was carrying out his usual morning checks when he saw the teenager near the edge of the car park at about 8.45am and asked him to leave.

Milosz told the officer he was taking photographs and apologised.

Coroner’s officer Ariana Palermo read from the security guard’s statement, which said: “I told him I would carry on with my checks. When I returned two minutes later he had put the camera away.

“He then got up on to the wall and leant backwards over the edge.

“I did not see it coming at all.

“It all happened so fast from the first time I saw him to when he jumped.”

Ms Palermo told the court Milosz had published a long suicide note on social media, which was also found by police to be the screen saver on his phone.

The court heard Milosz had previously suffered with issues around his weight, but he was not classed as clinically depressed when he was seen by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services last year.

The doctor had expressed concern about Milosz “being isolated and spending a lot of time online in his room”, the coroner said.

The teenager, who was born in Poland but had previously lived in Brighton, was due to be moving back to the city from Southampton, where his family had relocated.

Speaking at the inquest, Milosz’s mother said he had spent “all his time” with his family over Christmas in Poland and had told them he loved them a lot.

She said: “Milosz did not often spend a lot of time with us – he was a teenager. But this Christmas he was different.

“We were so proud he could show his emotions around other people.

“We took him to the airport and he said ‘don’t worry, everything is going to be fine’ and that was the last time we saw him.”

Milosz had told his family he would be seeing friends for New Year’s Eve in Brighton.

Location data from his phone showed he had travelled from the railway station up towards Brighton Race Course at approximately 7pm and later slowly made his way back towards the city centre in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Senior coroner Veronica Hamilton-Deeley said: “In reality he had come to Brighton and not seen anyone he knows, and spent a long time composing a message.”

The court heard Milosz had purchased a train ticket from Brighton to Southampton at 4.02am and a suicide note was created as his phone screensaver at 6.08am.

The coroner recorded a conclusion of suicide.

She said: “This is not a completely impetuous act without any planning. I think it was very important for Milosz to know he had an escape route if he needed it.

“He was an extraordinary young man to be able to see a friend a few weeks before and not to burden them with how he felt, and to be mature enough to say goodbye to his family.

“I think Milosz was a very brave young man, and big-hearted enough to give you all special blessings.”

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