Girl found dead at house party

A 14-year-old girl was found dead at a house party in Spennymoor. She died in hospital.

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Girl found hanging at house party

A 14-year-old girl who was found hanging at a house party had been bullied, according to Facebook tributes. Sarah Clerkson, as she has been named online, was found in a house in Spennymoor on Saturday night. She was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham where she died.

Friends set up a Facebook page titled RIP Sarah Clerkson.

"Police were called to a house in Spennymoor on Saturday evening.

"A 14-year-old girl was taken to UHND hospital with serious injuries and later died.

"There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and a report has been prepared for the coroner."

– A Durham Police spokesperson

According to a local paper, Sarah was put to bed after being sick and when someone checked on her some hours later, there was no reply and the door had to be kicked down.

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