Inquest hears 12-year-old boy hanged himself

A 12-year-old boy from Harrogate hanged himself after he was permanently excluded from school, an inquest has heard.

Jordan Green's mother, Heidi, found him dead in his bedroom, still wearing his school uniform. His final words were: "Have a nice life, Mum. I feel like killing myself."

Jordan had become increasingly disruptive in lessons since his grandmother died and his mother and father separated, Mrs Green told the hearing.

Mrs Green found Jordan's body in his bedroom. Her friends discovered her distraught and on her knees shouting "my baby, my baby. Help my baby".

Recording an open verdict, North Yorkshire Coroner Rob Turnbull said "I cannot be certain one way or another whether Jordan intended to kill himself or whether this was just a terrible accident.