A “beautiful and lovely” teenager was found hanged at a YMCA hostel in Birmingham.
Student Tia Cannings was discovered dead by staff at the youth charity’s base in Watson Close, Sutton Coldfield. There were no suspicious circumstances.
Grieving friends paid tribute to the popular 18-year-old, who was said to have brightened the lives of all who knew her.
Rebecca Wilkes wrote on a Facebook page dedicated to Tia:
Tia was a former pupil of Greenholm Primary School and Perry Beeches Technology College, both in Great Barr .
Her Year 2 teacher at Greenholm, Sarah Stonestreet, wrote on the Facebook page:
Birmingham Coroner’s Court heard Tia’s body was found when a cleaner raised the alarm after being unable to enter her room on the morning of March 24.
Another member of staff was called and the teenager was discovered hanged inside.
A post-mortem examination revealed Miss Cannings died as a result of cerebral anoxia as a result of hanging.
Coroner Louise Hunt recorded a conclusion of suicide.