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Woman commits suicide blaming government’s ‘bedroom tax’

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12/05/2013 by AndreaUrbanFox


Metro

A woman who took her own life left a suicide note blaming the government’s new ‘bedroom tax’ for her death, it has been revealed.

Stephanie Bottrill was found dead on Junction 4 of the M6 motorway at the beginning of the month aged 53 and explicitly blamed the government for her actions.

‘I don’t [blame] anyone for me death expect [sic] the government,’ she wrote.

Ms Bottrill was suffering from an auto-immune system deficiency condition known as Myasthenia gravis, which impacted her ability to work, but was not receiving disability benefit.

Her son Steven said she was finding it hard to pay the extra £80-a-month on top of her £320 rent bill after the introduction of the new legislation, which reduces housing benefit for certain people with a spare bedroom.

The 27-year-old told the Sunday People: ‘I couldn’t believe it. She said not to blame ourselves, it was the government…

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