Ex-Welsh minister Carl Sargeant found dead four days after being sacked over 'shocking and distressing' allegations

Former Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant has been found dead days after being sacked amid 'shocking and distressing' allegations about his personal conduct, a family spokesman said.
Mr Sargeant is understood to have taken his own life, leading his family to say on Tuesday that they are "devastated beyond words" at the loss of "the glue that bound us together".
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said the death was "terrible", while Deputy Leader Tom Watson said it is a "tragedy beyond words".
Last week Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones said Mr Sargeant had been "removed" from the cabinet, while the Labour cabinet minister himself said he wanted an independent investigation "to allow me to clear my name" - though exact details of the allegations were never made public.
A statement from his family read: "Carl was a much loved husband, father and friend. He wasn't simply a part of our family. He was the glue that bound us together. He was the heart of our family. We loved him so very much.
"He was the most kind and caring husband, father, son and friend. We are devastated beyond words, and we know our grief will be shared by all those who knew and loved him.
Ex-Welsh minister Carl Sargeant found dead four days after being sacked over 'shocking and distressing' allegations Ex-Welsh minister Carl Sargeant found dead four days after being sacked over 'shocking and distressing' allegations Reviewed by Alexander Von Stern on 06:14:00 Rating: 5