Cheltenham schoolboy inquest

An inquest has heard that a Cheltenham schoolboy may have taken his own life at his exclusive boarding school after he restarted a controversial treatment for acne.

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Acne drug 'could' have contributed to teenager's death

A controversial acne drug could have contributed to the death of a teenage riding star who was found dead at a prestigious boarding school.

An inquest heard today that 16-year- old Jack Bowlby experienced 'dark thoughts' and violent mood swings after restarting medication to clear his skin.

He was discovered in his dormitory at Cheltenham College last year.

Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin reports:

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Open verdict recorded in Cheltenham schoolboy inquest

An open verdict has been recorded at the inquest into the death of a successful teenage horse rider.

Tom Osbourne, the deputy Coroner at Gloucester Coroner's Court said he could not be sure that Jack Bowlby had intended to end his own life.

Earlier the inquest heard how the 16-year-old Cheltenham College student died shortly after he restarted taking a controversial acne medication.

Jack was the nephew of former champion racehorse trainer Jenny Pitman.

Inquest continues into death of Cheltenham schoolboy

Jack Bowlby. Credit: SWNS

An inquest will continue this morning into the death of a successful teenage horse rider.

Yesterday, Gloucester Coroner's Court heard how 16-year-old Jack Bowlby may have killed himself at Cheltenham College, where he was a boarder, after he restarted controversial acne medication.

Jack was the nephew of former champion racehorse trainer Jenny Pitman.

Boy hanged himself while taking acne drug

An inquest has heard that a successful teenage horse rider may have taken his own life at his exclusive boarding school after he restarted a controversial treatment for acne.

16-year-old Jack Bowlby, the nephew of former champion racehorse trainer Jenny Pitman, was found dead in his room at the prestigious Cheltenham College, where he was a boarder.

Our Gloucestershire correspondent Ken Goodwin was at today's inquest:

Inquest opens into death of Cheltenham schoolboy

An inquest has opened in Gloucester into the death of 16-year-old boarding school pupil.

Jack Bowlby was found dead in his room at Cheltenham college in October 2012.

The well-known young horse rider was the nephew of racing trainer Jenny Pitman.

The inquest has heard he had been taking the acne treatment drug Roacutane and that one of its affects can be mood changes.

The inquest is expected to last for two days.

Jack Bowlby. Credit: SWNS

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