In Cwmbran’s Mcdonalds today I overheard a man talking on his mobile phone about how he witnessed a suicide at Cardiff train station. It happened at Cardiff train station this morning. This blog is about capturing stories and voices of Cwmbran people so I asked him if he would let me record his story. James, 23, said yes. My mobile phone uploaded it to audioboo. Within 20 minutes I logged in and deleted it. I checked out the Samaritans and PCC guidelines on reporting suicides and felt it was wrong to share his story.
James was in shock and had not slept all night. He also told me he still felt under the influence of alcohol from his night in Cardiff. This came out during the interview.
Did I do the right thing?
I’ve got James’ number so should I return to him later in the week and rerecord his story?
Update to post.12pm. I heard on the radio first thing today that here was an incident on the line that was disrupting trains. I assumed that was what James was talking about. I’ve now been told by someone that what James told me may not be accurate. So that is a big lesson for me when posting on this blog. Was there a suicide at Cardiff train station this morning?