Archie Day, a 20-year-old university student, hanged himself in his room just hours after ‘sobbing uncontrollably’ because he had lost his iPhone, during a night of drinking.
Day, who is reported to be a v-blogger and journalism student was so upset at the loss of the Apple iPhone after a night out in Manchester, according to Daily Mail UK.
The day after the drunken night, which happened in October 2018, Archie Day was found dead by a duty manager at Peel Park halls of residence at Salford University in Greater Manchester.
In a statement read at Bolton Coroner’s Court Archie’s flatmate Kane Markham said broadcast journalism student Mr Day had not shown signs he would take his own life after the night out at ‘Venue’ in Manchester.
He said, “I knew that he suffered from depression, but I didn’t realise how bad it was as he was so outgoing. His Instagram page said ‘Should have died already’ and he was into musicians who rapped about depression – but I think he got comfort from those artists.
“He was a loud and charismatic character and he always seemed to be a bit of a ringleader. That night he had least four drinks of Stella there and was also sipping out of other people’s drinks. He did seem to talk to anyone and at 2:30am he sent a message to our WhatsApp group asking where we were and, as a joke, we said that we went home.
“We booked a taxi and got in to leave and when we got to it, we noticed that Day wasn’t there. I tried to call Day but there was no answer but as we got back, we spoke to another student who was talking about Day and he said that he, Day, was in his room and he had been mugged. There was a security guard in the room with Archie and was sobbing uncontrollably.”
Mohammed Zafar, a security guard at Peel Park said he could hear Archie Day crying from the other side of the door when he was called up.
The device was later located 220 miles away in Romford, Essex but was never recovered.
Archie’s family believe he did not intend to kill himself – blaming excessive drinking for contributing to him “not thinking rationally.”
Tests showed Day had 225 milligrams per 100 milliliters of blood in his system. The alcohol limit for driving is 80mg.