Teenager found dead at her home, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 15:46 04 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:46 04 September 2019

Carrow House, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is based. Photo: Archant

Carrow House, where Norfolk Coroner's Court is based. Photo: Archant

Archant Norfolk 2016

A 17-year-old student died by hanging at her Norfolk home, an inquest heard today.

Grace May Clare, lived at Moorlands Cross Road, in Banham, near Attleborough.

She died at her home address on Saturday, April 6, an inquest opening in to the teenager's death heard at Norfolk Coroner's Court today, (Wednesday, September 4).

You may also want to watch:

Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, heard how she was identified by her stepfather, David Bates.

Kate Bates, Grace's mother, said her daughter was born on September 14, 2001, and lived in Banham, where she was a student.

Ms Lake also heard Grace's medical cause of death, which was given by Dr Ahsan Ali, a consultant histopathologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, was due to hanging.

The inquest will take place at Norfolk Coroner's Court, on Monday, November 4.

- Need help? Call the free Samaritans helpline on 116 123 from anywhere in the UK.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Eastern Daily Press. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press