Published: Wed, June 20, 2018

British Man Fatally Stabs Himself Believing He Had 'Stab-Proof' Vest

British Man Fatally Stabs Himself Believing He Had 'Stab-Proof' Vest

Authorities in Teesside say that Jordan Easton was at a friend's house and boasting to others about how the vest he was wearing could withstand a stabbing attack, reports Teesside Live.

Following an investigation into his death, it was revealed that Easton reportedly was in a friend's kitchen on August 23, 2017, when he stabbed himself. It was stab-proof, Easton allegedly announced.

A young British man died after taking a knife to his own chest while wearing a "stab-proof vest", according to the Teeside Gazette. The newspaper reported that though his injuries were self-inflicted, there was no evidence that proved Easton purposely tried to harm himself. Detective Superintendent Ted Butcher of the Cleveland Police Department confirmed through several witnesses and Easton's family members that Easton assumed the vest would protect him.

Walsh in her findings said Easton had died, the result of 'foolishness of youth'.

Easton's mother Alison Price claimed it would have been impossible for her son to wound himself intentionally.


Jordan Easton was in the kitchen at one of his friends' parents on 23 August previous year - just five days after his 22nd birthday - when he turned a knife on himself to demonstrate the "stab-proof" nature of the abdominal protection he had on.

Price told the hearing: "It's more possible if it was bravado, showing off in front of lads, but where a mother and a young girl were, it's out of character for him".

The death of Easton, who had turned 22 only five days prior, was ruled a "misadventure", meaning he died from unintended consequences, according to Welsh.

He agreed with the coroner's assertion that "while Jordan may have had his issues in the past, he seemed to have settled down". "I can't begin to imagine what you are going through", Welsh told the family.

Easton's friends paid tribute to a 'one-of-a-kind kid" and "a character'.

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