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."

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