Ex-Labour party councillor hanged himself after being arrested for molesting a child.

Labour25 logo with transparent backgroundJonathan Burns with MP Jim DobbinAn Ex- Labour party councillor hanged himself after being arrested for molesting a child, an inquest heard.

IT training company manager and Ex-Labour party councilor Jonathan Burns, 33, drank large amounts of whiskey and wine before taking his own life.

A week earlier mr Burns had been questioned and bailed by police.

His lawyer was subsequently told by police that there was no need to re-interview him and he would be re-bailed – but he was found dead in the kitchen of his company Pride Media Association, based at the Demesne Media Arts Centre in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Earlier an inquest at Heywood was told Mr Burns, who lived with his mother, left school at the age of 16 and set up his own business the following year. It helped immigrints learn IT and media skills to become better integrated within the community.

Labour party councilor Jonathan Burns and Rochdale CouncilHe worked with local radio and later served on Rochdale Council, where he was chairman of the Middleton Township planning sub-committee and vice-chairman of Middleton Township.

He was arrested on January 16 and quizzed before being bailed pending further inquiries. On January 22 his lawyer was told he would be re-bailed the next day.

Jonathan Burns 3Tests showed Mr Burns had 97 microgrammes of alcohol in his blood. The legal drink-drive limit is 80mg. A bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and a three-quarters full bottle of wine was found next to his body.

At the time of his death, Mr Burns’ nephew, Daniel Burns, said: ‘Jonathan was a very public figure, but he was also a very private person and he understood that such a severe allegation would be hugely detrimental and damaging and he wasn’t able to cope with it.”

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14 Responses to Ex-Labour party councillor hanged himself after being arrested for molesting a child.

  1. Mark Graham says:

    Magnificent news! This coward did not want to face justice but took the swine”s way out!

  2. dave murrell says:

    at least we wont have to feed the perv while in nick.

  3. sgkilby says:

    In England and Wales, the alcohol limit for drivers is 80 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, 35 microgrammes per 100 millilitres of breath or 107 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of urine. In most other European countries, the limit is less, usually 50 milligrammes per 100 millilitres of blood..

  4. New-South-Wales-girl says:

    Was the child in question a little boy? we will never know now!

  5. Gregnkath says:

    There must be about 54 Labour paedos caught now. Should be drawn and quartered not just hung. That child will be feeling loads of psychological problems now he did that to himself without it coming out in court.

  6. Luciana'sBurger says:

    Joining Labour announces you are a paedo.

  7. BrandoninDeansgate says:

    Wonder who the victim was? Bet there was more, once one came forward, they all do.

  8. Henry's-cat says:

    This is not on. I got a link to this site, I can’t believe it, its disgusting, Labour party raping our little angels, Rats ! Am so annoyed big time.

  9. Henry's-cat says:

    More more more, every month there’s another Labour filthy kiddy fiddler. Saved me the job and the use of my rope.

  10. ILoveBritney says:

    Urghhhhh at it again, Labour want banning.

  11. RogerRamjet says:

    Sick twisted ugly motherfu…r. Burn in hell.

  12. Staceysmomwirral says:

    If he was innocent, why kill yourself before a trial? Don’t understand it ??????

  13. friedfish27 says:

    So he hung himself so he could get out of a trial for kiddy fiddling? Maybe someone hung him when drunk because he knew the others?

  14. Carl mason says:

    Not only a suspected kiddie fiddler, but he was aware of labour25 and what the Labour Party have been doing for years. He also helped immigrants “integrate” in to British society, a traitor to the British people as well

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