Tuesday, 2 June 2009
This is Beachy Head, which is just outside Eastbourne, a 40-45 minutes drive from here, and is the eastern end of the South Downs. The cliffs are several hundred feet high, making this probably the UK's favourite suicide spot.
During the weekend, a couple - believed to be in their 40s - jumped, carrying a rucksack in which was found the body of their 5 year old son. It would seem that the boy was wheelchair-bound and presumably the parents just could not cope with his death.
It certainly makes me count my blessings.