No charges over 'suicide' on web

Kevin Whitrick, 42, of Wellington, Shropshire, broadcast his death over the internet in March. Those chatroom users who watched him apparently commit suicide will not face charges, the Crown Prosecution Service has said. The CPS said comments made by chatroom users at the time did not amount to a criminal offence. The father-of-two was found hanged after suffering from severe depression for several years. A spokesman announced: "This is a tragic case which resulted in the untimely death of Kevin Whitrick. We examined all the evidence passed to us by the police and have concluded that none of the comments made in the chatroom amounted to a criminal offence. As a result, there is insufficient evidence to prosecute any person for any criminal offence arising out of Mr Whitrick's death."

News source: BBC News

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