By Jocelyn Cockburn
Matthew Raveneau took his own life on the 26th or 27th November 2002, four days after being released on bail from Belmarsh Prison. The deceased’s mental health had deteriorated during 2002 and in October 2002 he held his children hostage in their home in an effort to get himself shot by police snipers. He did not threaten the children and they were released unharmed.