A letter found after Sir Nicholas Wall, 71, killed himself at care home stated he had ‘no hope for the future’, says police officer

A former leading family judge killed himself at a care home after he “lost the will to live” following his dementia diagnosis, an inquest has heard.

Sir Nicholas Wall, who became president of the family division in 2010 and retired on health grounds in December 2012, was found hanged in his room at Emily Jackson House care home in Sevenoaks, Kent on 17 February.

Related: NHS faces staggering increase in cost of elderly care, academics warn

Related: ‘Dementia tax’ and social care funding: the Conservative plans explained

Continue reading…

Share This