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Former Burnley BNP councillor Luke Smith found dead

Lancaster Unity | 21.07.2008 13:51 | Anti-racism | Repression | Social Struggles | Liverpool

Inquest on Friday - verdict likely to be suicide

We've just spoken to the coroner's officer in Burnley, who has confirmed the death of former BNP councillor, Luke Smith. Smith was found hanged in Burnley's Yorkshire Street at around 4pm yesterday. An inquest will open on Friday though the verdict is likely to be suicide. Smith was 26.

The last report we had of Smith's behaviour was when he suddenly reappeared from obscurity a couple of weeks ago, after being convicted of attacking a pub landlord. In the article that we reprinted, it was revealed that Smith's mental health was fast-deteriorating and the court was told that he was said to be suffering from adjustment disorder, brief reactive depression and a mental and behavioural disorder due to misuse of substances...

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  6. BORN & BREAD? — The REAL Winston Churchill
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