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Schoolgirl, 13, hangs herself in her bedroom just hours after a quarrel with her mum during half-term



A beautiful school girl hanged herself in her bedroom just hours after a minor argument with her mother during half term, an inquest heard today.

Chloe Morris, 13, from Bristol, was found dead by her step-father Anthony on May 30and her mother, Alison Alford, quickly cut her down. The father then performed CPR to attempt to save her life before paramedics arrived. Paramedics were unable to save her.

The Year Eight pupil at Bridge Learning Campus was described as a “beautiful wonderful friend”. A doctor’s report said she had not shownany signs of mental health issues.

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.

“Her school headteacher Keziah Featherstone paid tribute in a newsletter.

She wrote: “We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Chloe’s family and friends at this very sad time. She was a very popular girl with close friends and wasan excellent student making great progress.

We would chat at lunch time, she won awards,she had amassed an incredible amount of VIVOs and she was always with her friends, happy and laughing. The school will miss her, and I shall miss her a great deal.”

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