Girl, 13, hanged herself the day after she pretended to take her own life in a school prank related to Netflix teen suicide show 13 Reasons Why

Mail Online | 3/9/2018 | Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline
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A teenage girl pretended to hang herself in her school toilets as part of a prank video inspired by a controversial Netflix series - a day before she took her own life.

Lily Mae Sharp had talked about the series, 13 Reasons Why - a show about a US teenage high school student who commits suicide - before she hanged herself at her family home on May 18 last year, an inquest into her death heard.

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A day before her death, while in the toilets at Sandbach High School for Girls, the 13-year-old was chosen by the other girls and filmed as she wore a noose made out of toilet roll, apparently related to the Netflix show.

At the hearing at Crewe Coroner's Court, her mother said: 'I do wonder about that video.

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'She was watching a Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, where I think that does bear some similarities.

'She had mentioned it a couple of times. She had her own Netflix log in.

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'I don't know for sure whether she did watch it or not but I know she had been discussing it amongst her friends.

'I think she asked had I seen it and I said, "No".'

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Ms Noblet admitted that her family were going through a 'tough time' following her split from her ex-husband, whom she married when Lily was five, but said her daughter was 'always happy and bubbly'.

Lily's father, David Pearson, arranged counselling sessions for his daughter after she talked of feeling 'worried' and 'scared' about the future.

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Ms Noblet had left the family home in Bradwell, Chehire at around 6.45pm on May 18 last year, with Lily left in charge to look after her younger daughter.

Lily's mother called 26 times between 7.34pm and 9.17pm, and when she returned home at midnight, she found that Lily had hanged herself.


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