‘Brilliant’ father who met his partner while living on the streets was found dead at home – .

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‘Brilliant’ father who met his partner while living on the streets was found dead at home – .


A “brilliant” man committed suicide while the mother of his unborn child was in hospital, according to an investigation conducted today.
Bradley Crellin, 31, died on Friday April 9 at his home in Lutyens Close at Anfield.

His fiancee Becci McDonald, 28, shares a son with Bradley, and she is currently six months pregnant with their second child.

READ MORE:Man committed suicide believing mother of unborn baby had died

When Becci met Bradley, also known as Lee, about 20 months ago, he was living on the streets.

Becci says the two had built happy homes, and her daughter from a previous relationship viewed Bradley as a stepfather.

Becci, from Bootle, previously told ECHO she had met Bradley while he was on the street, saying: “I spoke to him, I often spoke to people who did not have a home.



Bradley Crellin with his baby.

“He had been homeless for about seven years, he had had a really traumatic childhood, he had been taken care of on and off.

“We went on a date and I greeted him shortly after. My daughter adored her.

“People might not think that we were together for so long, but we were united at the hip, we were best friends. “

The Liverpool Coroner’s Court overheard Bradley calling Becci while she was at Royal Liverpool Hospital and telling her he had taken a combination of prescription drugs.

Help lines and support groups

The following are hotlines and support networks for people to talk to, most of which are listed on the NHS Choices website.

  • Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24 hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you feel or are worried about being overheard over the phone, you can email the Samaritans at [email protected]
  • PANDAS (0808 1961 776) operates a free hotline and offers a support service for people who may have perinatal mental illness, including prenatal (prenatal) and postnatal depression, as well as support for their family or network.
  • Childline (0800 1111) operates a helpline for children and young people in the UK. Calls are free and the number will not appear on your phone bill.
  • PAPYRUS (0800 068 41 41) is an association providing assistance to adolescents and young adults in a situation of suicide.
  • Mind (0300 123 3393) is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone with a mental health issue. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
  • Students Against Depression is a website for students who are depressed, in a bad mood, or with suicidal thoughts.
  • Bullying UK is a website for children and adults affected by bullying.
  • Amparo provides emotional and practical support to anyone affected by suicide. This includes dealing with police and coroners; assist with media inquiries; prepare and attend an investigation and help access other appropriate local support services. Call 0330 088 9255 or visit www.amparo.org.uk for more details.
  • Hub of Hope is the UK’s most comprehensive national mental health support database. Download the free app, visit hubofhope.co.uk or send HOPE to 85258 to find relevant services near you.
  • Youth Advisory Service – Providing mental health and emotional well-being services to children, youth and families in Liverpool. tel: 0151 707 1025 e-mail: [email protected]
  • Paul’s Place – offers free counseling and group sessions to anyone living in Merseyside who has lost a family member or friend to suicide. Phone. : 0151 226 0696 or e-mail: [email protected]
  • The Martin Gallier Project – providing in-person support to people considering suicide and their families. Opening hours 9.30am-4.30pm, 7 days a week. Tel. : 0151 644 0294 e-mail: [email protected]

Becci told her to call an ambulance and, when his calls went unanswered, she called paramedics, who arrived at his home at 9:09 p.m. and were unable to save him.

A note which, according to Chief Coroner André Rebello, “clearly anticipated his death” was found near Bradley’s body.

The inquest heard that an internal examination found no sign of a natural cause of death.

Dr Rebello ruled that Mr Crellin committed suicide at his home on April 9.

A complete cause of death was given as mixed drug toxicity.

Following this, Mr Rebello said: “Each of us is going to die, but none of us want our death to be remembered.

“Please remember Bradley’s life. Make sure you always remember the events of his life. “

Due to his time living on the streets, Bradley was well known within the Whitechapel Center and his community, who paid tribute to him.

A spokesperson for the center said: “We were very sad to hear of Bradley’s death.

“We supported him for several years and he was well known and appreciated by staff, volunteers and other members of the homeless community.

“We last saw Bradley over a year ago when he was settled in with Becci, but he will be remembered as a polite and helpful young man who will be sadly missed by all who are there. ‘have known.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family and friends, RIP Bradley. “

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