Dominic Jennings, pictured, struggled with habit issues and psychological well being difficulty following his divorce from Angela Richards after 15 years of marriage
Keith Richards’ heartbroken ex son-in-law took his personal life in July after social media marketing campaign towards him an inquest was instructed.
Regardless of a police investigation discovering nothing, Dominic Jennings, the previous husband of Angela Richards, instructed household there was no getting back from false on-line allegations made towards him.
Twin sister Kirsty instructed the inquest her brother had made errors however he was tortured by the social media posts.
He walked out in entrance of a practice after phoning his father to say his life was over.
Pictures of the 45-year-old, who married Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards’ daughter Angela in a lavish £250,000 wedding ceremony in 1998, have been then shared on social media and went viral.
The pair have been married for 15 years, with Mr Jennings affected by habit and psychological well being issues after the break up.
In a single now deleted Fb put up, a Bognor Regis native claimed Mr Jennings – who as soon as toured with the legendary band – was ‘making an attempt to lookup little women’ skirts’ and ‘coax them away from their dad and mom’.
Sussex coroner Alicia Eager mentioned the net allegations have been usually unsubstantiated and police determined to take no additional motion.
The net posts began to look on July 21 final 12 months and members of the general public detained Mr Jennings the next day earlier than calling police.
They arrested him for his personal security, the inquest heard.
When information of the Fb allegations reached his landlady, she took all Mr Jennings belongings to a police station and mentioned he was now not welcome at her B&B.
The coroner concluded it was inconceivable for police to stop the social media posts from going viral.
‘I perceive the impact of that was when he spoke to his brother and father and mentioned ‘There is not any getting back from that’,’ the coroner mentioned.
He instructed household the posts have been the tipping level.
Angela, pictured right here together with her father Keith Richards, left, married Mr Jennings in a lavish £250,000 ceremony in 1998
British Transport Police investigator Kristina Butler instructed the inquest Mr Jennings had been staying in a B&B in Bognor after coming back from residing in France for a few years and he had struggled with alcohol and psychological well being points since his break up from Angela.
She mentioned Mr Jennings phoned his father Cyril hours earlier than his loss of life.
‘He was very upset about allegations made towards him on social media,’ she mentioned.
‘He mentioned there was no approach ahead and was phoning to say goodbye.
‘Each his father and sister mentioned it had been deeply distressing for him and this was the tipping level.’
He had been arrested and launched following allegations he tried to steal a canine after which uncovered himself on Bognor seashore.
Kirsty Jenning’s tribute to her twin brother
In a tearful assertion, twin sister Kirsty Jennings mentioned her brother was loyal, loving, beneficiant and enjoyable, simply led and widespread.
‘He was the underdog and at all times seemed out for these in want.
‘As a son and brother he was laborious working, loving sort and caring.
‘As an uncle he was a constructive affect on his nieces and nephews.
‘As my twin, he was compassionate and considerate.
‘He took dangers and by no means took life critically.
‘He made me chuckle and cry and actually cared about me.
‘He at all times seemed out for me and my 4 youngsters.
‘He grew to become misplaced and turned to alcohol.
‘He did not need to die, he simply did not need to dwell that life.
‘He was tortured by the social media.
‘It has destroyed our household and buddies for ever.
‘He had half of my coronary heart and he has taken it with him.’
Members of the general public recognised him from the Fb posts and detained him.
He was launched quickly after with a No Additional Motion discover from police.
Two Police Group Help Officers drove him to an deal with in Chichester the place he mentioned he may stick with a pal after emergency lodging couldn’t be discovered.
His pal additionally instructed him he couldn’t keep.
He discovered the NFA letter with a word saying Inform everybody I am harmless the subsequent day.
An enormous police search on the bottom and with a helicopter adopted a telephone name to his brother within the early hours of July 22 when Mr Jennings mentioned he was planning to take his personal life.
A roofer on his strategy to work noticed a person climb the fence close to a railway bridge between Chichester and Bognor and phoned police simply earlier than 7am.
Minutes later, Mr Jennings stepped out of the tunnel in entrance of a practice.
Coroner Alicia Eager mentioned there have been solely seconds between him strolling onto the monitor and being hit by the practice.
The Coroner mentioned: ‘Members of the general public had detained him purely on the premise of social media posts which hadn’t been investigated on the time.
‘They have been usually unsubstantiated.
‘He had a dialog with a few younger folks however there was little or no else and police felt they have been unable to cost him.’
‘At the moment he was making an attempt very laborious to take management of his life and he had not had a drink for 3 or 4 weeks.’
Mr Jennings was discovered to have 3 times the drink drive restrict of alcohol.
‘When he rang his father to say goodbye, it was clear he had turn into an increasing number of distressed and extra intoxicated as he selected to make that call,’ the coroner mentioned.
The social media posts which have now been eliminated accused Mr Jennings of making an attempt to lookup younger women skirts.
His pal of 25 years Robin Clapton mentioned he believed it will have been a ‘misunderstanding’ and his pal had been ‘goaded’ into an argument.
He mentioned: ‘Persons are vile, on some self appointed ethical campaign.
‘He hadn’t had a haircut for a very long time due to lockdown and was beginning to look a bit dishevelled.’
Mr Clapton added: ‘He by no means, ever, ever displayed any inclination in the direction of younger youngsters.
‘If he had an issue, he would communicate to one among us about it. He did not have these sorts of issues.
‘Dom was a very talked-about man. He had had an incredible life hanging out and touring with the Stones.’
Angela Richards mentioned her ex struggled with drink and drug issues after their divorce.
Ms Richards wrote: ‘I wasn’t going to remark however sadly he has been on a downward slope for the final 15 years.
‘I do know his household have desperately tried to assist however he hasn’t accepted it.
‘It is a disgrace it has come to this throughout social media however he’s not the person you all as soon as knew.’
The inquest on the coroner’s court docket in Crawley recorded a conclusion of suicide.
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