HEARTBROKEN family and friends of Jessica Scatterson have organised a balloon release to mark her 15th birthday.

The youngster died at her home in Dallam on April 22, 2017 - just two days before she was due to turn 13.

Jessica's best friend Katie Stockton organised the first release two years ago and urges people to wear pink and purple to match their balloons.

It will take place on Dallam playing fields at 5pm on Wednesday, April 24.

Warrington Guardian:

The inquest into Jessica's death concluded this week.

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Coroner Alan Moore extended his sympathies to the family.

He said: "The pressure young people are under is extraordinary.

"These young people do not have the skills to cope with such overwhelming emotions.

"From her online letter which detailed her reasons for hanging herself, handwritten documents and internet searches, I am satisfied that Jessica took her life with clear intent.

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"This is a truly tragic case – it must have been utterly heartbreaking for all of you and no doubt continues to be so.

"It is clear Jessica was emotionally overwhelmed and the level and intensity of her social media use cannot have failed to have influenced her thinking, state of mind and intentions."