Braintree teenager Rebecca Watkins intended to take her own life, coroner concludes (From Essex County Standard)
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Braintree teenager Rebecca Watkins intended to take her own life, coroner concludes
Updated 9:30am Tuesday 29th April 2014 in News
A teenager who was found hanged at a children's home committed suicide, a coroner has concluded.
Braintree teenager Rebecca Watkins, 16, was found dead at Evergreen Children's Home in Brandon, Suffolk, in June 2009.
She had a long history of self harming and spent time at Longview Adolescent Psychiatric Unit in Colchester and in foster care.
Coroner Dr Peter Dean recorded a verdict of suicide.
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