In what is another case of a waste of life; a girl of just 17 years of age has commited suicide by hanging, after telling her boyfriend she had cheated on him by mistake on Snapchat.
An inquest into the teen’s death heard that she then sent a message apologising to then boyfriend Jack Hurst, saying: “Goodbye. Please forgive me” before writing: “I love you – knowing that you hate me is enough.”
In the days leading up to the event, Jack Hurst had said that Charlotte wanted to break up with him, stating that she didn’t trust him.
“The Snapchat referenced her sleeping with someone on the Saturday night. She told me that it wasn’t for me, and apologised and said she was a horrible person.” Jack told the hearing.
“She said that she wanted to talk and explain, but I said that I didn’t feel like talking and to message me to say what she wanted to say.”
Before receiving the final message from Charlotte, Jack had tried to call her several times to no avail. He then informed the police who unfortunately got to her too late. Toxicology found that she had taken cocaine while under the influence of alcohol.
Coroner Alan Walsh said while concluding his report: “It is important to note that there was no evidence that Charlotte used cocaine in the past and no evidence that she was a regular user.
On the balance of the evidence it is likely that she used cocaine in what I have described as the chaotic last 48 hours of her life.”
Noting that the stress of both college and her boyfriend may have affected her state of mind, combined with the impact of the drug.
He continued: “I believed it had the usual ups and downs of young people both aged between 17 to 20. It is usual for these relationships to have its ups and downs – on one minute and off the next.
I know that it is typical of young people in a relationship. I accept that she was the one who ended the relationship, but it still would have had an effect on her.
I believed that it would have had an effect on Jack at the time and certainly affected him after finding out she died. I accept at the time she may have been under the influence of cocaine and some of the effects of that may have changed her behaviour and may have changed her state of mind.
He concluded, “I believed she was a troubled young lady. The effect it will have on her family and friends is beyond imagination.”
Last year it was reported that teenage suicides is at a 14 year high and this seems to have continued in the new year.
If you feel depressed and you feel there is no way out. Please speak to someone before taking such a rash action.
Do you need help? Contact The Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org