Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Children`s rights campaigner dies in hospital
"A CAMPAIGNER for equal rights between parents has died in hospital after he was found hanging in a prison cell. "
"Haydn Burton, 42, was discovered by prison officers at Winchester Jail and rushed by ambulance across Romsey Road to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital where he later died. "
"Mr Burton was a member of New Fathers 4 Justice and was campaigning to highlight children’s rights including secret family courts."
"He had become a well-known figure in Winchester city centre in recent months protesting at the corner of Upper Brook Street and St George’s Street in a Superman costume and with an loud hailer..."
"A statement on the New Fathers 4 Justice website said: "We are deeply shocked and saddened by this news. "
"Putting vulnerable people in prison is, in part, further victimising people who are in most need."