Dominic Yarwood, 32, was found hanged in a wood after a misunderstanding with his partner during a social event led to an argument that led to their split, an inquest has found
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A “caring and loving” football agent who represents the likes of Manchester City’s Kyle Walker took his own life after a “misunderstanding” with his girlfriend.
Dominic Yarwood’s relationship with his partner soured in the days leading up to his death when he saw her leave a social event at the same time as another man she knew.
After assuring him it had been a coincidence, she considered the matter closed until Mr Yarwood, 32, raised the issue again by telephone the next day, the Manchester Evening News reported.
She told an inquest at Bolton Coroner’s Court that she was “angry” that the incident had been raised again.
The next day he asked his father to visit him from London and later met his girlfriend for coffee when she told him she would pick up her things from his house.
He returned home later that day, told his father he was “getting out,” and about 25 minutes later emailed his friends and family with the subject line “Goodbye.”
A frantic search was launched but sadly he was found hanged in woodland near the Worsley Park Marriott Hotel golf course in Salford on December 16 last year.
His partner said their cafe meeting “shouldn’t be there to cut him off.”
She added, “That was my statement that I don’t think it’s right to have all my stuff in your house.”
After exiting the cafe, she said Dominic drove her to a hair appointment but described the drive as “terrible”.
She added, “Not much was said… I cried and he cried.
“As I was about to get out of the car, I asked him if I could see him on Friday. He didn’t answer me.
“He was crying so I went to hold him. He asked me to get off him and out of the car, which I did.”
The day before, Dominic had contacted a doctor about his mental health.
dr Laura Whitelaw, a general practitioner at Ellenbrook Medical Center, said Dominic told her he “broke up” with his girlfriend a few days earlier and has been feeling “flat and empty” ever since.
Although Dominic admitted to having thoughts of ending his life, he denied any intention or plans to do so, she told the inquest.
After leaving the practice, Mr Yarwood said his son told him he “didn’t feel the doctors were listening to him”.
The inquest found his phone showed he had conducted a series of searches to end his own life in the days leading up to his death and his cause of death was hanged.
Coroner Stephen Teasdale, who recorded a conclusion about suicide, said he believed Dominic intended to end his own life.
He added: “Relationships break down so I’m not making any judgment or criticism on that.
“He was perhaps particularly vulnerable because he seemed to feel his emotions more than others and felt them intensely.
“That may have caused him a particular misfortune in the end.”
Following the inquest, Dominic’s mother Pam paid tribute to her “caring and loving” son.
She said: “Our son was an exceptional young man and we are very proud of him.
“He was so loved. He was just so full of love and so good at his job.
“He was a real football jacket. He went to war for his players and really cared about them.”
After Dominic’s tragic death, dozens of heartfelt tributes flooded in for the football agent, who worked for Elite Management Agency.
In a tweet, the agency said, “Dom, you’ll never know how much you’ll be missed.
“A great friend, agent and team member. You have helped Elite get to where it is today and without you it will never be the same.
“We send all our love and support to your family and friends. #RIP #dom.”
Several footballers including Manchester City players also paid tribute to Dominic. Defense attorney Kyle Walker shared a picture on Instagram, calling it his “rock”.
He said: “I can’t believe I’m writing this but you will always be in my heart and remembered by so many others Dom.
“You were my rock in hard times and I will never forget you. God has gained another angel and a very special one in you my friend.”
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