Aidan Knight, hanged himself after trying to get help from professionals
December 9, 2018
Family of Iraq War veteran, 29, who took his own life after telling his mother he'd seen 'too much death' win six-figure payout from NHS over a catalogue of failings in his care
The family of Aidan Knight (names not given) outside the High Court in London. The family of the former soldier who committed suicide have won a six-figure payout from NHS bosses after they admitted a catalogue of failings in his care
Aidan Knight, hanged himself after trying to get help from professionalsThe family of an Iraq War veteran who took his own life have won a six-figure payout from NHS bosses who admitted a catalogue of failings in his care.
The 29-year-old's three children have been awarded a financial settlement
Lawyers brought a civil action against Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
He told his mother, Angie Aleksejuk, 55, that he had seen 'too much death'
Father-of-three Aidan Knight, who served in Iraq with the elite 2 Para, hanged himself after trying to get help from mental health professionals for months, lawyers representing his family said.
He left the army after five years, telling his mother he had seen 'too much death' and also struggled to cope with the loss of his brother George in 2012.
Between 2014 and 2015, Mr Knight took an overdose in the first of four suicide bids.
Mr Knight's mother Angie Aleksejuk, 55, from Stafford, said: 'I wish that just one person had thought differently in the period leading up to Aidan's death, as if they had he may still be here.
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