Inquest into the death of Haydn Burton, fathers’ rights campaigner, due to start on Monday (From Hampshire Chronicle)

The inquest of a fathers’ rights campaigner found hanging in Winchester Prison is to be held this week.

Haydn Burton

The inquest of a fathers’ rights campaigner found hanging in Winchester Prison is to be held this week.

Haydn Burton, 42, was discovered by prison officers in July last year.

He was rushed by ambulance across Romsey Road to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital where he later died.

Mr Burton was a member of New Fathers 4 Justice and was campaigning to highlight children’s rights including secret family courts.

He had become a well-known figure in Winchester city centre protesting at the corner of Upper Brook Street and St George’s Street in a Superman costume and with a loud hailer.

Mr Burton, formerly of Wolfe Close, Stanmore, was being held on remand at the prison facing an allegation of assault.

He was also due to be sentenced at crown court for possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage to a police cell, and breach of a criminal behaviour order by being anti-social.

The hearing at Winchester Coroner’s Court is due to start on Monday and is scheduled to last up to eight days.

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