Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

His Children and Family Meant Everything to Him. He Was So Caring

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

His Children and Family Meant Everything to Him. He Was So Caring

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Byline: By SOPHIE DOUGHTY

HE was a doting dad who lived for his children and adored his fiancee.

But without warning or explanation one night Christopher Stott crept out of his family home and shot himself in the garden shed.

Still reeling from the shock of his death, Christopher's family say they will spend the rest of their lives wondering why he decided to end his life so suddenly, last week.

And as they struggle to find answers, the 28-year-old's loved ones are dreading the day when Christopher's children ask why their daddy left them.

His mum Lee Stott, of Chapel Park, Newcastle, said: "There are questions that are never going to be answered. I don't know what he was thinking or what he was feeling. But that was Christopher's decision we have to accept that. He obviously had his reasons to leave his bairns and his family, but we will never know what they were."

Whatever demons were torturing Christopher so much, he never revealed them to his family.

The devoted father-of-two lived with his fiancee, Tracey Quinn, 27, in Bowfell Avenue, Kenton, Newcastle, with his children Abbie, one, and Thomas, six.

And from the outside he seemed like any other family man, who loved nothing more than playing football with his son, and spending time with his mum Lee, 45, dad, Ray, 52, and sister Aylisha, 19.

So when Christopher had been quieter than usual over the weekend, two weeks ago, his family thought nothing of it.

But on Monday morning last week, Tracey woke to find her partner of 12 years had gone.

"We had been watching a film on the Sunday night and he had been acting normally," she said.

"I just went to bed and when I woke up in the morning he wasn't there."

Fearing something was not right, Lee called the police to report him missing.

But she had no idea it was already too late, and her son was dead. …

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