Bigamist ‘hanged himself after third wife discovered he was looking for a fourth’



Adrian Linham with his second wife Hayley Totterdell (Picture: SWNS)

A convicted bigamist hanged himself after his third wife discovered he was looking for relationship number four, an inquest heard.

Adrian Linham, 44, was jailed for 18 weeks after he was exposed as a bigamist when his second wife Liz saw photos of his third wedding on Facebook.

Linham’s third wife Hayley Totterdell stood by her cheating new hubby and waited for him to be released from prison.

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But she kicked Linham out of the house after she discovered he had struck up a relationship with another woman from Cornwall after his release.

Linham suffered depression during his imprisonment and then the failure of his third marriage and moved back home with his mum, Anthea.

Police called Anthea later that evening to say dogwalker Susan Yeo had found her son hanged.

Collect picture. Liz Linham and Adrian Linham at their wedding in May 2007 at Weston Super Mare,Somerset England. Linham

Liz Linham and Adrian Linham at their wedding in May 2007 (Picture: SWNS)

Just days before his death, Linham was taken to Dorset County Hospital by the coastguard on March 20, after worried bystanders saw him leaning over a cliff edge.

He had overdosed on a cocktail of over the counter tablets, and was admitted into intensive care, where Linham told ward staff he had tried to take his own life.

But he was discharged from hospital three days later after a mental health nurse deemed him safe to return home following a 90 minute interview.

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The inquest in Flax Bourton, Bristol, heard Linham told mental health staff he was no longer feeling suicidal.

He had less than £1 in his pocket on his release and his worried mother Anthea had to beg, and pay £150, for a taxi firm to drive him back from Dorset to the Bristol.

Linham had secretly dated third wife to be Hayley for three years telling his second wife of seven years Liz he was ‘working away’ as a scuba diver – often in Bangor, North Wales.

Love rat Adrian Linham with his second wife Hayley Totterdell .A heartbroken mother has told how she discovered her husband was leading a second life and was married to another woman - after his mum spotted his wedding pictures on FACEBOOK. See swns story SWRAT. Liz Linham, 37, married her long term partner, Adrian Linham, seven years ago and thought their relationship was running smoothly. But she was shocked to receive a letter from her mother-in-law saying she was sorry to see that her and Adrian had divorced and he had remarried. Stunned Liz, who has a child with her cheating hubby, was directed a Facebook profile which showed him posed up with blushing bride, Hayley Linham, formerly Totterdell.Liz then discovered that while claiming to be on a business-trip he had travelled to Mexico to remarry, in the spot where they had spent their honeymoon. Brazen Adrian, who also has two children from a previous marriage, even had the same best man at both of his ceremonies. To add insult to injury his new wife, who didn

Adrian Linham with his second wife Hayley Totterdell (Picture SWNS)

He married Hayley in 2014 on the same Mexican beach where he had whisked Liz away on their honeymoon in 2007.

Heartbroken mum-of-one Liz, 37, discovered his deception when she received a letter from her mother-in-law saying she was sorry to see they had divorced and Adrian had remarried.

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Linham was jailed for 18 weeks in February last year for marrying third wife Hayley while still legally wed to Liz.

He was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder after being bullied in jail and witnessed two brothers hang themselves in the cell next to him, the inquest heard.

The inquest continues.

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