Jack Ritchie: coroner condemns ‘woefully inadequate’ care for gambling addict

Narrative verdict reached in inquest into English teacher who killed himself in 2017

A coroner has described as “woefully inadequate” the information and treatment available for a 24-year-old problem gambler who took his own life in Vietnam.

David Urpeth, the Sheffield coroner, on Friday delivered a narrative conclusion into the inquest of Jack Ritchie, a gambling addict who was teaching English in Hanoi.

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