A man arrested for stealing sausage rolls is alleged to have killed himself after police release papers incorrectly stated he’d been accused of a child sex offense, an inquest heard.
Brian Temple, 34, was arrested for the alleged theft from British bakery chain Greggs in Teesside, England in 2017, according to Teesside Live.
When discharged, his custody release papers wrongly stated that he had been detained for “engaging 13-15 year old in sexual activity,” a court heard, per the outlet.
Temple showed his release papers with a girlfriend without realizing the error, and she told others about the false child sex abuse charge, which led to him becoming a target in his community.
He was verbally abused and physically attacked and was even hit in the head with a golf club, Teesside Live said.