Lonely university student hanged herself

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A STUDENT hanged herself because she could not make friends during her first term at university, an inquest was told yesterday.

Sarah Molyneux's body was found at her home in Winchester, Hampshire, by her mother on 30 December, last year. She had hanged herself with a dressing gown cord.

An inquest in Winchester was told that the 19-year-old had come home for Christmas after three months at Surrey University, in Guildford. Mrs Georgina Molyneux said her daughter did not want to go back to college. 'She did not give any reason why. The only thing she said was that she had not made any friends.'

A school friend said Sarah had been unhappy when she had visited her. A verdict of suicide was recorded.