Juggler 'haunted by voices' died at Glastonbury after setting himself on fire

A circus performer plagued by voices telling him to kill himself set fire to himself at Glastonbury Festival, an inquest heard today.

Ashton Launcherley, 27, travelled across the world training in circus schools as a juggler, teaching workshops to children and performing at festivals.

He was close to his mother and father, and was attending the festival with his family when he died, a coroner’s court was told.

In a written statement, his mother Alison Hull said her son had seemed happy and healthy until a trip to India in 2012.

“When he came back he seemed quite spaced out,

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