Aaron Armstrong cleared over involvement in Sophie Gradon’s death

Aaron Armstrong had no involvement in Sophie Gradon's death, cops say.

The boyfriend of the late Love Island star, who took her own life on June 20, last year, was found dead at his home just 20 days later, on July 10.

Northumbria police have confirmed they are not investigating any new lines of enquiry following speculation.

They do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances around Sophie’s death.

Following the statement, Aaron's father Dave Armstrong tweeted: "Let there be No Doubt , the truth will always out itself ,we as a family have remained united ,dignified and silent .Please feel free to RT ."


In a statement, they said: "We are aware of reports in the media and social media relating to reports of new lines of enquiry relating to the death of Sophie Gradon last year.

"This has been an incredibly difficult time for Sophie’s family, and the family of Aaron Armstrong who was found dead 20 days after Sophie’s death.

"Following this speculation, we can confirm the police are not investigating any new lines of enquiry.

"We do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances around Sophie’s death and we do not believe that anyone else was involved.

"The family received the Coroner’s report for the first time last week and had asked the coroner for more time to review the file.

"The police have not been asked to review any further evidence relating to the case and it will be for the Coroner to determine a cause of death when an inquest is held.

"We would ask that the public not to speculate about the case on social media and respect the privacy of both Sophie and Aaron’s families at what continues to be a difficult time for them."

This comes after a coroner ruled that Aaron took his own life after consuming alcohol and taking cocaine.

An inquest in North Shields, North Tyneside was told that Aaron's mother Donna discovered him in his bedroom at the family home in Blyth, Northumberland.

Coroner Eric Armstrong found that the 25-year-old had alcohol and cocaine in his body when he died, and the effects of the substances had prevented him from thinking rationally.

The inquest was told Mr Armstrong and his brother Ryan had found Miss Gradon, 32, hanging at her home in Ponteland, Northumberland, the previous month.

Mrs Armstrong said in a statement to the inquest that her concerned sons had gone round to Miss Gradon's home after Aaron had not heard from her and had grown worried about her lack of activity on social media.

He got his brother to take him round as he was worried about what he would find, the statement said.

Thirty minutes later, Ryan telephoned his mother in tears to say they had found Miss Gradon hanging and Mrs Armstrong could hear Aaron screaming.

In her statement read by the coroner, Mrs Armstrong said: "Aaron seemed absolutely hysterical."
The coroner said it was clear her son was "extremely distressed".

A Northumbria Police spokesman said at the time of Aaron's death: "At around 12.20pm on July 10 police received a report from the ambulance service that a 25-year-old man had been found deceased at a property on Furnace Road in Bebside, Blyth.

"There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report will now be prepared for the coroner."

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