Schoolgirl, 13, found dead in her bedroom by her mum after ‘sick taunts by Snapchat bullies’

A SCHOOLGIRL was found dead in her bedroom by her mum after cruel bullies sent her sick taunts on Snapchat, it has been claimed.

Faith Hindle died at home in Cadishead, Greater Manchester, on Saturday, leaving her family “devastated”.

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Faith Hindle died at home on Saturday in Greater Manchester[/caption]

Today, a relative told the Daily Mail that they are asking police to investigate as bullies had taunted the young girl over Snapchat and Instagram.

Her grandmother Theresa Riley said: “We have asked police to investigate because we know she had been subjected to online abuse on Instagram and Snapchat.

“The trouble with Snapchat is that messages disappear but Faith had taken pictures of some of the abuse. I know in the past she messaged people saying things like, ‘I just don’t feel like being here’.

“And people messaged back: ‘Just do it! Just kill yourself!’ It is horrible.”

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The 13-year-old’s death has left her family devastated just weeks before Christmas[/caption]

It’s reported that hours before her death, Faith had kissed her mum goodbye and told her she would be spending the night with her dad.

But the teen met two friends and returned home with them, before they are thought to have left, according to her gran. Faith was said to have been discovered by her beautician mum, Charlene Riley – who is said to have been out at the time – when she returned home.

Previously, her dad told of his heartache after his “amazing” daughter was found dead just weeks before Christmas.

The 13-year-old’s dad, Lee, told the Manchester Evening News: “It hasn’t really sunk in. I still can’t believe she’s gone.

“She was laughing and joking all day long and then the next day she’s gone. No one can believe it’s happened. Christmas is going to be really hard. Nobody expects to be planning a 13-year-old’s funeral.”

The dad said his teenage daughter, who went to Irlam and Cadishead Sports College, had a history of mental health problems.

The heartbroken dad-of-three said he would normally be taking her shopping at this time of year, but instead is planning her funeral.

A family friend has set up a fundraising page to help the distraught parents with costs and donations have reached more than £7,800, after the initial target of £2,500 was smashed.

Since the teenager’s death tributes have been paid to her as “beautiful” and a “little angel”.

Flowers, cards and candles have been left at the young girl’s favourite park.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police told the MEN her death is not thought to be suspicious.

The force said officers were called by the ambulance service to the family home in Cadishead at around 11pm where they discovered the body of a teenage girl. The spokesman added a file will be passed to the coroner.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind’s website.


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