'If you get this message it is too late and I am sorry. I am sorry I have broken my promise. I am sorry I'm not strong enough.' - the final words of 14-year-old girl who took a prescription drug overdose

LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH | Harriett Whitehead
Megan Hoyle
A 14-YEAR-OLD girl took a fatal overdose of prescription and over-the-counter medication two years after being sexually assaulted, an inquest heard.

Megan Hoyle sent a text message to a friend before she took her own life saying she was 'sorry she was not strong enough' but the assault had ruined her 'body, mind and soul'.

East Lancashire coroner Michael Singleton heard the St Bede's High School pupil died at Sheffield Children's Hospital on February 24 four days after she overdosed at her home in Hurstwood Avenue, Blackburn.

Her organs were donated, which helped save the lives of four others, the inquest heard.

Giving evidence, Megan's mum Wendy Charnley told the inquest at Blackburn Enterprise Centre, her daughter had been a happy little girl, full of life and very bubbly but became withdrawn, angry and started to struggle at school after the assault when she was 12.

On the day of the overdose Mrs Charnley received a text message from Megan's dad Lee Hoyle.

She said: "He said he had received a text message and to get home and check on her because there might be something wrong.

"I found her in the front room." Continue reading
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