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Case Ref : 20191027, Longcake, Phil

Official Narrative

During the early hours of 27 October 2019, a 53-year-old man, Phil Longcake, climbed the hundreds of steps to the top of Dixons chimney at Shaddon Mill in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. He slipped and his foot became trapped between the chimney and its ladder. He spent more than 14 hours dangling upside down, shirtless and suspended by one foot. Emergency services were alerted at 2:22 am. Two initial rescue plans, the first involving a coastguard helicopter and the second to send rescuers up the ladder, were dismissed as either could have led to Longcake being dislodged and falling. A specialist cherry picker platform was brought in from Glasgow, but Longcake had died by the time rescuers reached him. He was confirmed deceased at the scene at 4:46 pm. An inquest recorded his cause of death as hypothermia and cerebral swelling.

Longcake's family said he had struggled with mental health problems. He had recently told them he had been sexually abused as a child, and told health workers he planned to kill himself. His son said he believed Longcake planned to jump from the tower to send a message to his alleged abuser.

Email received

Could you please look into the death of Philip Longcake on Dixon’s chimney 27 Oct 2019. It's all very fishy. He was left to die hanging upside down, apparently he was going to name names of a paedophile ring from the past. He had tried the time to have court but no evidence was found. I don't believe he went there to kill himself. Also massive cover up by authorities, concerning ladders etc. If you could find the time to check it out I'd be grateful and happy to help in any way I can.


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