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Open verdict in Jason McGowan's inquest
The inquest into the death of Jason McGowan who was found hanged from roadside railings in Telford three years ago ended with an open verdict. More
Justice for the McGowans
McGowan, a bouncer in Telford, experienced prolonged racist abuse and threats
after ejecting white youths from the pub where he worked. He was told he was
on a Combat 18 death list. His 8 year old son was attacked and told he would
have his fingers cut off.
The police dismissed the threats and when his body was found hanging from a door in his house they concluded there were no suspicious circumstances surrounded his death. Suspecting his uncle had been killed, Errol's nephew Jason, a journalist with a local paper, began an investigation. Six months later Jason was also found hanged. Prior to this Errol's brother had received an anonymous call stating that they should back off or "one of the McGowans would be sorted."
Inquests have been held into the both deaths - the jury at the inquest into Jason's death could not reach a decision and another inquest was convened later.