A 19-year-old lady was discovered lifeless in her flat after falling behind with her lease with nobody to assist her, an inquest heard.
Courtney Lonsdale studied childcare research in school and dreamt of going to school earlier than her life was minimize quick.
Her physique was found at her flat on March 2 final 12 months having not been seen for a few days, prompting police to test in on her.
She was discovered on the dwelling in Ovenden, Halifax, together with handwritten suicide notes, Bradford Coroner’s Courtroom heard.
The inquest heard a good friend of the deceased, Rhys Barratt, had seen messages on her Snapchat saying that ‘she didn’t wish to be right here anymore’.
Courtney’s mum, Kate Reilly, informed the inquest how Courtney had suffered psychological and bodily abuse whereas in foster care and was recognized with despair in 2019.
She stated she had her when she was simply 16 years previous and was compelled to surrender her three kids into foster care in 2010 to guard them as she was a sufferer of home violence.
However Miss Reilly, who stated she was from a ‘travelling household’, claims her kids have been positioned with ‘middle-class folks’ who they couldn’t establish with.
She says Courtney grew as much as be ‘a mixed-up, confused little girl with a psychological age of 12’ and had been given a flat aged 17 and left alone with monetary worries and was behind with her lease.
Miss Reilly, who now lives in Morecambe, informed the listening to: ‘I’m terribly disillusioned within the system. I’ll go away no stone unturned to get justice for my daughter, Courtney.’
Dr Sohail Ahmed, Courtney’s GP of Woodside Surgical procedure, Halifax, stated she had been recognized with despair in January 2019 and had beforehand tried to take her personal life.
A psychological well being practitioner who had labored with Courtney informed the inquest how she had a historical past of self-harm since 2013.
She stated that at one level she needed to be restrained by police to cease her leaping off a roof.
The now retired skilled added: ‘She felt overwhelmed by her issues.’
Susan Holden who labored for Prospect, an organization commissioned by Calderdale Council to offer help for younger folks as much as the age of 25, stated Courtney had develop into identified to the care group in Might 2017 when she was 16.
Employees visited her a number of instances in 2019 with the final go to being in February 2020.
Assistant coroner Oliver Longstaff stated: ‘The court docket has heard one thing of the issues that her mom has for Courtney’s keep in foster care when she was a baby.
‘These aren’t issues that I’m ready to research as a result of when it comes to the chronology of Courtney’s life the problems referred to by Miss Reilly and Courtney, herself, predate March 2020 by a while.
‘I believe it’s necessary to report that the act that Courtney took is totally different in nature from the earlier incidents of self-harm, slicing herself, and the 2 events of an overdose in December 2019.
‘In my thoughts, there are robust indicators that she meant the implications. She was found alone in a flat and there was no third-party involvement.
‘It’s additionally necessary that I discuss with notes recovered from the scene.
‘I can say this a lot that having learn them they’re indicative of upset on Courtney’s half on the progress or lack of progress in a relationship and it makes for very shifting studying.’
His conclusion was that she took her personal life.