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Serious case review after teen found hanged at her home

Charlotte Baron was found hanged by her brother Photo: MEN Syndication

The death of an ‘angelic’ 14-year-old girl is to be investigated by Rochdale council. The authority has launched a serious case review into the death of Charlotte Baron, who was found hanged at her home in February.

Charlotte Baron was found hanged by her brother Credit: MEN Syndication

An inquest into the St Cuthbert’s RC High School pupil’s death was opened last week, but was put on hold until October.

A council spokesman confirmed that a serious case review is underway. Catherine McKenna, assistant coroner for Greater Manchester North, opened an inquest into Charlotte’s death at Heywood’s Phoenix Centre in March.

She heard that Charlotte’s body was discovered by her brother in her home on Saturday, February 20, and later identified by her mother, Veronica Kilbride.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death. The inquest was adjourned until July 27.

A touching YouTube tribute video created in Charlotte’s memory by one of her friends just days after her death was viewed more than 8,000 times. School pals raised £720 in Charlotte’s memory by crafting and selling jewellery in June.