Tributes have been paid to a “beautiful angel” who left a series of heartbreaking farewells on social media before taking her own life.
The 14 year-old, named locally as Ashdon, reportedly suffered bulling up to her suspected suicide on Saturday.
Ashdon was found dead at the family home in Croydon, South London, on Saturday afternoon. The ambulance services attended and called the police, reporting a “sudden death.” An investigation into Ashdon’s death has been launched, but police are not treating her death as suspicious.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called at approximately 2.15pm on Saturday, 15 November to reports of sudden death at a residential address in Mersham Road, Thornton Heath. Officers and London Ambulance Service attended. The deceased is a 14-year-old girl. Enquiries into the circumstances continue. At this stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious.”
Ashdon was a pupil at Croydon’s Norbury Manor Business & Enterprise College. The College’s headteacher, Amanda Compton, said: “The whole college are deeply saddened and shocked by the tragic news of Ashdon and we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family at this incredibly difficult time. She was a lively and intelligent student and both staff and students are struggling to come to terms with her loss.”
Ashdon’s haunting last post on Facebook read: “Imma miss you all.”
Friends said that she had been bullied and many posted RIP messages and tributes. Darling Bless wrote: “This is too sad, people need to think before they talk. You don’t have to bully someone physically but mentally and emotionally. Rip Ashdon sorry you had to die this way.”
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