Tragic teenager did not intend to take own life
AYOUNG hairdresser was found hanged at home in a cry for help after a break-up with her boyfriend.
Holly Anderson, 19, was found by her uncle at her flat in Failsworth.
Paramedics couldn’t revive her.
Holly, described by her family as an independent, happy-go-lucky teenager with everything to live for, left her boyfriend a note and had sent him a series of text messages.
The inquest heard that Holly wrote ‘I am trying to win you back’ in the note to her boyfriend.
Left in her bedroom, the note also said she was ‘lost’ without him.
She also sent her sister text messages and photographs hours before her death.
But a coroner recorded a verdict of misadventure, saying he believed Holly was trying to ‘elicit a response’ from her boyfriend.
Coroner Simon Nelson said: “She was doing whatever was in her power to gain his attention.
“I do not believe that I can be sure that Holly intended the consequences of her actions.
“I believe that she was so wound up that she was not thinking or acting rationally.
“Very sadly, she had gone that one step too far.” Holly’s mum Lisa Robin- son, from Moston, spoke of the family’s loss at Rochdale Coroner’s Court.
She said: “She was a happy-go-lucky girl who had everything to live for.
“She will be very sadly missed.
“This has shocked us all and we are totally devastated.
“She had a lovely personality.
“She was a happy girl who had so much to look forward to.
“I have no idea what was going through her mind at the time.”
Holly, a former pupil at Failsworth High School, worked as a hairdresser after studying hair and beauty at Manchester College.
She met her boyfriend at the age of 16.
He didn’t attend the inquest and no statement was read from him.
Her family attended her flat on Clough Road on September 11 last year and the alarm was raised after her uncle climbed in through a window.
The inquest heard she had sent her sister a text asking her to call her boyfriend and get him to ring her ‘one last time’.
But the inquest heard he had no credit on his phone.
A cause of death was given as hanging.
Holly’s father Lee Stanley, from Newton Heath, said in a statement that he believed they had split up a month earlier.
Paying tribute, he said: “She was very proud and I was very proud of her.”
Mr Nelson said Holly was upset and ‘finding it difficult’ to come to terms with the end of the relationship.
He added: “It appears to
‘Holly had a great deal going for her. Perhaps she did not realise how much’
me that she was trying to elicit a response from him. Holly had a great deal going for her. Perhaps she did not realise how much.”
●● Tragic Holly Anderson was described as a ‘happy girl with so much to look forward to’