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Case Ref : 20080407, Speight, Mark
Mark Warwick Fordham Speight (6 August 1965 – 7 April 2008) was an English television presenter and host of children's art programme SMart. Speight was also a presenter on See It Saw It, where he met his future fiancée, actress and model Natasha Collins. In January 2008, Speight found Collins's body in the bath of their shared London flat. He was arrested on suspicion of her murder, but not charged with any offence. An inquest later determined that Collins had died of a drug overdose and severe burns from hot water. In April that year, Speight was reported missing and was later discovered to have hanged himself near Paddington station. Two suicide notes were discovered, describing how he could no longer live his life without Collins.
I spoke to you at the end about Mark Speight, the BBC presenter. He died in 2008, and a friend of mine worked with him on a show. My friend was telling me about his funeral and how Rolf Harris played at it, and how suicide seemed odd. His body was found 6 days after he died, next to Paddington Station, for such a busy place, I find it hard to believe that it went un seen for so many days. His girlfriend died a few weeks before after a seizure in a bath, after taking cocaine. She was in a car accident and was left with severe epilepsy. She also worked in TV with him. Being an epileptic myself, we are told never to bath alone, and stay away from drugs. Obviously not everyone adheres to that rule. When it all started to get weird.
He was arrested for her death, but cleared with the inquest ruling that further investigation was needed. He worked on BBC kids shows, but also worked on Childline. I personally believe that calls were filtered, and perhaps he saw something, then it was reinforced by something he heard. Perhaps all calls were filtered to Childline? Rolf Harris was his mentor, would it be the case he knew what was going on? The coroner in the case, Paul Knapman was also the coroner in the 7/7 bombings and the Diana and Dodi inquest. No foul play was found I just thought it may be something worth looking into.