Schoolgirl, 13, “Hanged Herself In Her Bedroom Hours After Argument With Mum”

A schoolgirl hanged herself in her bedroom hours after an argument with her mum during the half-term holidays, an inquest heard. Chloe Morris, 13, had a minor row with her mother Alison Alford while spending time away from school.

She went up to her room and was later found by her stepdad Anthony Morris, the inquest was told. Her mum managed to cut Chloe down and Mr Morris performed CPR until paramedics arrived but sadly they were unable to save the girl, who died on May 30.

Chloe, a “beautiful wonderful friend”, was a Year eight pupil who was keen on cookery and had a good sense of humour.  A report written by Dr Saras Hosdurga said she had a minor argument with her mum that afternoon. Detective Sergeant Matthew Brain said the teenager’s motivation to kill herself was “unclear”. Senior coroner for Avon Maria Voisin said: “Chloe died as a consequence of her own actions but her intentions are unknown.”

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