Briton commits suicide by jumping from crane tower in Kuta, Bali
uusjio | May 27, 2008 at 05:26 pmby
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A British national was found dead at the site of an apartment building project on Jalan Dewi Sri here on Tuesday after jumping from the top of a 35-meter-high crane tower in what police believe was a suicide.
The foreigner, identified as Philip Pocklington (35), had apparently ended his own life after suffering from extreme mental depression, a Kuta police officer who had come to the scene of the incident at the Grand Kuta Apartment construction site said.
The police`s belief was supported by statements from Sandra Ela (27), an Indonesian woman who claimed to be the deceased`s girl-friend.
She said Pocklington who had lived in Bali for the past four years running a tourism-related business had during the past few days often talked about wishing to commit suicide.
"He was a sufferer of chronic insomnia and ...