Dad-of- two stabbed his ex-partner death before killing yourself after left “destroyed”over their break-up the inquiry heard.
31-year-old Daniel Patten killed his former girlfriend, Regan Tierney, home they used to share in Walkden in June 2019. Moments later, he called her grandfather and confessed to what he had done, saying that he needed to pick up the two of them. children.
Shortly thereafter, Mr. Patten called the police and told them that he was going to hang himself. He was later found badly wounded by officers who was present at the scene and died in hospital in a few days.
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An inquest at Bolton Coroner’s Court learned that Mr Patten was left “heartbroken” and “destroyedafter 27-year-old Ms Tierney ended their decade-long relationship. leading up to tragedy, the court heard that it had discovered that Regan had formed new attitude with another man.
His family said at the hearing that despite his devastation, Daniel’s attitude towards life was in fact started to get better and he did plans for in future such as the moving in new flat and application for promotion in work.
But in early hours of On June 5, 2019, despite telling his father that he was having an early night, Mr. Patten drove his Vauxhall Astra to Regan’s. home on Manchester Road. The court heard that he entered property through the garage for which he still had key – and stabbed him former partner death.
After call to Miss Tierney’s grandfather, her father David rushed to house where is he found his daughter mortally wounded in her bedroom. And only when the police arrived. property shortly thereafter it was discovered that Mr. Patten had hanged himself in garage.
He was taken to the Royal Salford Hospital and treated. on critical dependency unit, but died as result of catastrophic brain injury two days later on June 7th. Daniel’s father, Neil Patten, told investigators that he and his family still struggling come to terms with a tragedy, as Daniel reportedly never threatened to hurt himself and usually “didn’t hurt a fly”.
Mr Patten described his son like “amazing” father, who has always been very hands on on with him and regan two children. But when Miss Tierney reportedly ended their relationship and asked him move outDaniel was “absolutely heartbroken,” Mr. Patten told the court.
“He rented a storage room and placed his things in there. He was concerned about separation and impossibility to see him children. He said he realized the breakup was definite and he knew she was dating someone else. He was destroyed. He was absolutely heartbroken,” Patten said.
The investigation learned that Daniel, who was history of depression and anxiety, still access to his children and his family said he seemed to be “looking forward.’ He had set up a family group chat and was going to find myself an apartment to move in. His sister Melissa told her brother started ‘perk up.’
But in days leading up to his death, it is believed that Daniel’s positive mood may have been undermined by the nearby of messages on Facebook associated with Ms. Tierney new partner. The investigation heard that Mr. Patten was aware of a photo on in social media website that confirms new relation.
His friend Mark Phillips told the court that on On May 3, when he sent a message asking if Daniel would come to gym he received reply saying, “No, friend, head is gone.” A few days earlier, Mr. Phillips also received a message from Daniel that his children it would be better off without him and Regan. Mr Phillips told the court that he just regarded it as a “passage comment.’
In the evening of Daniel arrived on June 4th. home His father has an apartment where he stays and reportedly drank two beers before going to bed. “He said he was going to go to bed early and go to work early in in the morning when he had an estimate with his boss’ said Mr Patten.
“He went to bed and I fell asleep on sofa. I went to bed at 2 am and decided that Daniel in bed. At 6 am the next morning my dad came round and said Daniel was involved in accident, and we went to the Royal Salford Hospital. I’m still in complete loss as to why it happened.”
investigator for GMP, Duncan Thorpe confirmed to the court that the police are not looking for for anyone more in relation to Miss Tierney death and don’t think that there are any suspicious circumstances around Mr. Patten. Mr Thorpe said the officers found knife in Daniel’s tracksuit pocket with Regan’s blood on This is.
Toxicology results showed that Mr. Patten small level of alcohol in his blood and most likely smoked cannabis in the day before it death. Home Office pathologist Dr. Charles Wilson concluded that he died of hypoxic-ischemic brain damage. injury caused hung up.
Recording the conclusion of suicide, coroner Dr. Alan Walsh said he thought Mr. Patten had “slipped” and that his actions on night of his death were “completely out of symbol.’
“He had a tumultuous relationship, but he was devoted father and all he ever wanted was happy family with Regan and their two children. They had their problems but they got back together a lot timesMr Walsh said.up there was a disaster shortly before their deaths because he admitted that it was final split. He was supported by friends and family.
“Looks like he still had contact with his children and searched for apartment and work hard. He tried to find new life, but he was probably dwelling on what he saw on Facebook and what he heard. This clear he knew of her new relation.
“He received access in home and I’m satisfied that Regan got injured. Daniel then closed the garage door and made telephone call. He called her grandfather to say, “You need come and pick up children I killed Regan, but I didn’t say what he was going to do to himself. I am satisfied that he intended to kill himself.”
Investigation in death of Miss Tierney must take place later it year.
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