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Louis Tomlinson's dad arrested after surviving suicide attempt

2015-08-20 12:55

Los Angeles - Louis Tomlinson's estranged father has attempted suicide.

The One Direction star's dad, Troy Austin - who he hasn't spoken to for three years - was reportedly found by police on Tuesday night at 18:00 at Cantley park, Doncaster in South Yorkshire, North England, trying to gas himself in his friend's car after drinking a can of lager.

Friends of Troy claim he is suffering from depression after being "disowned" by his friends and is a heavy drinker and "habitual" marijuana user.

A family friend told The Sun newspaper: "It's tragic. He's lost all of his friends. They've all disowned him. This isn't about Louis. He is drinking heavily and a habitual dope smoker and that will mess with your mind."

The 46-year-old, who left Louis' mum Johannah Poulston when he was five years old, was found after worried relatives reported him missing and he was later arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and taken to Doncaster police station where he is believed to have continued to self harm.

The 1D star's father was moved to a nearby hospital where he is being treated and later appeared in front of a magistrates court on Wednesday morning.

A prosecutor released a statement confirming the incident.

Representatives for the One Direction singer are yet to comment.
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