Tragic girl ‘sent text to her mother’
A TRAGIC schoolgirl texted her mother to say “I love you but so sorry” on the day of her death, an inquest heard.
The body of Ursula Keogh, 11, who had a history of self-harm, was found in a river under North Bridge in Halifax, West Yorkshire, on January 22, Bradford Coroner’s Court heard.
Ursula had been reported missing by her mother Nicola Harlow, an acclaimed novelist, after receiving the text message, the court was told.
Her death was determined later that day and identified by mother Nicola.
Coroners’ official Bernard Tate said: “Ursula Keogh lived with her mother and had a history of selfharm.
“Her mother contacted the police to raise concerns for her daughter and said she had received a text message from her which said, ‘I love you but so sorry’.”
Ursula’s mother did not attend the hearing and no cause of death for the youngster was given.
Assistant coroner David Urpeth said: “This is an utterly tragic case.”
He adjourned the inquest until April 10.