Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paul McBride 'suffocated six-month-old son then hanged himself after breaking up with baby's mother'

A father suffocated his six-month-old son in the bath and then hanged himself, an inquest heard today.

Paul McBride, 39, of Lancashire, killed baby Ollie shortly after the break-up of a ‘turbulent relationship’ with the child’s mother, Michaela Swain.

The youngster’s dry body was found lying on the bed in the upstairs bedroom of Mr McBride’s home in Preston, Lancashire.

Found nearby were two hand-written notes from the taxi driver addressed to his brother - one was written on the back of a court order obtained by Ms Swain.

Preston Coroner’s Court heard Ms Swain had recently secured a non-molestation order against her former partner, designed to prevent him threatening or harassing her. Read More