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Arrest over ME campaigner’s death

Saturday 13 December 2008

Lynn Gilderdale
Lynn Gilderdale

BBC News reports that “The mother of a prominent ME sufferer and campaigner has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of her severely ill daughter. Kay Gilderdale, 54, was questioned and released on police bail after the death of Lynn Gilderdale [pictured], 31, on Thursday.”

The full story is here:

BBC News: Arrest over ME campaigner's death

The story has attracted a lot of attention internationally, and appears in many other news outlets including: Mother faces murder charge over sick daughter's death

Edinburgh Evening News: Mum suspected of daughter's killing is bailed

Mail Online: Mother arrested as 'yuppie-flu' daughter is found dead after 16 years in bed

NineMSN: Mum arrested for murder of bedridden daughter Mother of ME sufferer arrested over suspected 'mercy killing'

Times Online: Mother Kay Gilderdale is held on suspicion of killing ME daughter

Please note: This article contains references to death. If you have feelings of helplessness, or of suicidal thoughts, seek help immediately. Lifeline is an excellent starting point: Lifeline – Suicide Prevention resources and links.

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