BBC Panorama investigation into young Tory Elliott Johnson’s suicide

Television executives from the BBC have approached the family of Elliott Johnson, the young Conservative activist who tragically committed suicide recently

by the commentator on 30 September 2015 15:20

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Preliminary discussions are underway for a potential investigation and documentary examining the events leading up to the tragic suicide of 21-year-year Conservative activist Elliott Johnson.

The proposed BBC Panorama documentary is understood to include witness statements and evidence collected during recent investigations.

Speaking to local newspaper The Cambridge Times, Elliott’s father Ray said the funeral would take place on October 9 at 12.30pm at Fenland Crematorium, March, with donations being handed to the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

A Conservative Party spokesman said: ‘Everyone in the Conservative Party is deeply saddened at the death of Elliott Johnson.

“The circumstances surrounding his death are in the hands of the coroner and it is not appropriate to comment on those at this time.

“The party’s own, separate, disciplinary inquiry is in relation to complaints received from Mr Johnson and others against a member of the party. This was launched as soon as a complaint was received in August 2015.’

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