Doc’s bath death note

The People - - News Features - By John Kelly and Adam We­ston

A SUR­GEON was found dead in a bath with a sui­cide note writ­ten on a mirror.

James Ni­chol­son, 36, was up­set af­ter split­ting from his part­ner of 18 years who moved to China to teach, an in­quest heard.

A se­nior reg­is­trar, known for his ded­i­ca­tion in the field of pan­cre­atic cancer, he had made sev­eral phone calls to pals about sui­cide.

He worked at the Royal Liver­pool Hos­pi­tal and was found dead in Oc­to­ber in the bath of his city home, with an ap­par­ent sui­cide note on the mirror.

His mum Pam told the i nquest t hat James, orig­i­nally from Stock­tonon-tees, “lit up a room when he walked into it”.

She added: “He was loved by ev­ery­body he met – 450 peo­ple at­tended his fu­neral, in­clud­ing friends and fam­ily who trav­elled from as far away as Dubai.

“He was a fan­tas­tic doc­tor and sur­geon.

“The world is a darker place with­out him.” Liver­pool coro­ner Anita Bhard­waj recorded a ver­dict of sui­cide.

A 1936 Austin

Nippy car bought by Bob Miller, 70, for £30 in 1966

is OK to drive af­ter 53 years of work at his home

in Red­ditch, Worcs.

GIFTED: James Ni­chol­son

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