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Javid: Tragic brother kept health secret

- BY PIPPA CRERAR Political Editor

SAJID Javid has said he still wonders whether he “could have made a difference” before his older brother took his own life almost four years ago.

The Health Secretary revealed Tariq Javid, 51, had kept a health issue secret from the family before he killed himself.

He said: “We learned afterwards he had a physical health problem that he hadn’t told anyone about.

“And if we had just known, if he had talked to us, perhaps we could have done something.

“So you think about that. Maybe I could have made a difference. And I guess I will never know the answer to that.”

Tariq, a supermarke­t chain boss, was found dead in a hotel room in 2018. He left two suicide notes.

Tariq Javid

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