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Brit jumped to his death from Ibiza balcony just hours after telling family he was looking forward to coming home


A BRITISH man jumped to his death from a seventh-floor balcony in Ibiza just hours after telling his family he was looking forward to coming home.

Christopher Neate, 36, went to the Spanish island after problems with drugs and mental health issues.

But his dad John told an inquest he spoke to his son the previous day and he was “very positive and excited” about coming back.

Mr Neate said Christopher seemed happy and to be enjoying life on the island.

But he had concerns he was not getting professional help or taking his medication.

Christopher, who worked as a bartender and was from Sale, Gtr Manchester, leapt from the flat he shared with friends after taking cocaine and anti-depressants.

Mr Neate told Stockport coroner’s court of the call the day before his death: “He was looking forward to seeing us all. That was five or six hours before he died.”

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He added the conversation made news of his son’s death “so much harder to take”.

The inquest heard Spanish police found he had jumped, not fallen, from the balcony.

Coroner Alison Mutch recorded a verdict of suicide.

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