Molly Russell’s mom screamed after discovering her physique, inquest instructed

Molly Russell’s mom screamed after discovering her physique, inquest instructed


he mom of a 14-year-old woman who took her personal life has instructed an inquest she screamed and known as out her daughter’s identify after discovering her physique.

Janet Russell mentioned she had spent the morning of the demise on November 21, 2017 doing family chores and saying goodbye to a different daughter as she left for college earlier than discovering Molly.

In a press release learn out to North London Coroner’s Courtroom on her behalf by Oliver Sanders KC, Mrs Russell mentioned she known as out for Molly however didn’t hear a response, so started trying to find her round the home.

She mentioned: “I knew then one thing wasn’t proper. I noticed a load of her garments on the ground (of her bed room). For some cause I assumed Molly had run away.

“As I seemed in her room, I discovered her… I had little doubt it was her.

Molly Russell took her personal life in 2017 after viewing dangerous photographs on social media (household handout/PA)

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“I screamed and ran out of the room. Ian (Molly’s father) got here upstairs and I instructed him not to enter the room, however he did.

“My different daughter requested: ‘What’s occurred?’ and I mentioned: ‘It’s Molly, it’s Molly’.

“Ian took Molly down and commenced giving her CPR whereas I known as the ambulance. They gave us recommendation. Quickly afterwards, a paramedic arrived and commenced giving her CPR.”

Additionally in the course of the inquest, Molly’s father Ian learn out tributes to Molly from her family and friends.

In a message, which was written by Mrs Russell, Mr Russell instructed the courtroom: “Molly, you’re such a particular individual and liked by everybody. I’m positive I converse for everybody right here immediately that all of us miss you a lot and you’ll at all times be remembered as a incredible, caring, lovely and considerate younger woman.

“I’ll miss you saying the phrases ‘I’m at all times good’ while smiling and fluttering your eyelashes innocently at me. I really like you Molly.”

The inquest, anticipated to last as long as two weeks, continues.

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