South Yorkshire air steward led tragic double life

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A CABIN steward on holiday flights from Robin Hood Airport killed himself when his double life as a fraudulent travel agent was about to be exposed.

Sean McGrorty owed thousands of pounds to people who had booked flights and holidays he could not provide.

The airline he worked for, Thomson, had to set up a special helpdesk to deal with angry complaints from his ‘customers’ after he hanged himself at home in Doncaster.

His secret life and web of deceit, of which his family knew nothing, was revealed at a Doncaster inquest, which also criticised Thomson for its lack of co-operation with the coroner’s inquiry.

The holiday firm failed to provide a full file about his employment and the work-related stress he suffered in the months leading up to his suicide at his flat in Bubup Hill, Loversall, in November 2009.

He had twice applied for transfers away from Robin Hood and had been refused.

PC Sarah Malia, who investigated the hanging, said there were no suspicious circumstances but checks of his mobile phones revealed a number of texts from people upset about money problems because they had been ‘messed about’ over non-existent hotel and flight bookings.