A vulnerable teenager "left devastated" following the death of his mother died after taking his own life, an inquest has heard. 

Luke Fisher-Muir died last year on Saturday, January 15, three days after he was found hanging in his Hellesdon home aged just 17. 

The inquest, held at the Norfolk Coroner’s Court, heard that Luke suffered from severe general and social anxiety which saw him rarely leave his bedroom. 

Despite this, he had never shared any concerns about taking his own life.

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In November 2021, he had been "left devastated" after his mother's sudden and unexplained death, the court heard.

His family expressed concerns that he had been let down by the support he had been offered throughout his life, both before and after his mother's death.

However, area coroner Yvonne Blake, who led the proceedings during the final day of the three-day inquest, said she "did not consider the social care provision had a direct impact on his death". 

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Although Luke was unable to attend mainstream school, he did build up a rapport with a Norwich-based learners’ centre and underwent art therapy sessions. 

Speaking at the end of the inquest, Ms Blake passed on her condolences to the family and praised the efforts of the learners’ centre. 

Ms Blake concluded that Luke died as a result of suicide and gave the medical cause of death as hypoxic brain injury due to - or as a result of - hanging. 

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