Man took his own life after fashion sense ‘banter’ from friends on night out – Mirror.co.uk
A single man killed himself after ‘banter’ from friends over his fashion sense – which they joked was stopping him getting a lover.
Snappy dresser Greg Moss, 29, was mocked about his “ridiculous” wardrobe after spending his wages on new clothes.
Friend Hayley Treharne joked that he was a bachelor because of his taste in fashion while on a night out in Cardiff Bay.
An inquest heard she meant it as “banter”, but popular Greg was hurt by the remarks because he was worried about his latest relationship.
The insurance worker went home at the end of the night and hanged himself in the garden at his home.
Friend Dan Sargent was out drinking with Greg on the night when he died.
He told the inquest: “Hayley was making some personal comments about Greg and his fashion sense.
“She told him he looked ridiculous and asked if he thought that maybe why he was only single person amongst us.
“Greg seemed to take it in his stride and acted as though it was just banter but knowing Greg as I do he must have been hurt.”
Greg, who was described as being “natural with women,” had just started a new relationship with student Rachel Llewellyn, 22.
The inquest heard how the romance was “doing his head in” because it wasn’t moving as quickly as he would have liked.
On the same night he was mocked about his clothes he went on to tell his friends “that’s me dumped”.
Friend Chris Bancroft dropped him at his home shortly before he killed himself.
He said: “He was a happy guy and never seemed to get really down apart from when he split from relationships with females.
“He liked the idea of settling down and knew he was getting older.”
Cardiff Coroner Thomas Atherton said that Legal and General worker Greg had killed himself while drunk.
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