Inquest into death of trolled teen

An inquest is taking place into the death of 17-year-old Callum Moody-Chapman, who took his own life after he was bullied online.

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Teen takes his life over social media trauma

A coroner has ruled that a 17-year-old took his own life in Cumbria after receiving violent threats on Social Media.

Callum Moody-Chapman drowned at Maryport in December last year. He'd received threatening and abusive messages from another 17-year-old boy in the hours leading up to his death.

Speaking outside the coroner's court today, his mother and father warned other parents to keep an eye on their children's use of social media. And urged other troubled teens to seek help.

Matthew Taylor reports:

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Suicide verdict following teenager's death

17-year-old Callum took his own life Credit: Ben Lack

A coroner has recorded a verdict of suicide after a teenager drowned in the sea shortly after getting abusive messages on social media. Callum Moody-Chapman, from Grimsby, drowned in the water near Maryport in December last year, just 10 days before Christmas.

He'd received threatening and abusive messages from another 17-year-old boy on Facebook in the hours leading up to his death. Giving evidence at the inquest his distraught father Kevin Chapman said the family had been devastated by Callum's death.

Last month a 17-year old-youth received an eight month referral order after pleading guilty to assaulting Callum and sending him threatening messages.

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