Looking at attractive teenager Natasha MacBryde you would think that she had everything to live for, but looks can be very deceptive because earlier this year on on 14 Feb, the young public schoolgirl committed suicide by throwing herself under a train.
As the inquest into her tragic death began yesterday, Coroner Geraint Williams began the hearing by blasting the ‘vile’ and ‘disgusting internet trolls’ who use memorial pages to coldly and cruelly insult and mock the dead.
Formspring is one online Â social networking site that allows its users to remain anonymous when posting messages or questions and has been linked to other suicides.
Mr Williams went on to explain to the inquest’s jury yesterday:
” Trolling is a fairy vile and disgusting habit where people set up fake websites after the death of an innocent person and post foul and disgusting comments on the.
“That has happened in Natasha’s case.”
The inquest also learned that:
Hours before 15-year-old Natasha Macbryde ended her young Â life that she had received an abusive message sent by an anonymous cyber-bully on a social networking site.
She had been a victim of bullying from a gang of girls who attended the Â£10,000-a-year Royal Grammar School, Worcester, UK.
The night before her death the desperate teenager went online to find out what was the easiest way to jump in front of a train.
The teenager’s body was discovered by a railway track just 150 yards away from where she lived and within just a few days of her tragic death sick cyber-bullies took to her Facebook tribute page and callously wrote ‘whore’ and made disgusting sick jokes about her death.
Natasha’s family firmly believe that the cruel anonymous postings on the Formspring website that she received on the night before she committed suicide had played a very big factor in her death.
The jury took just one hour of deliberation to record their verdict of suicide.
15-year-old natasha Macbryde’s family said:
“We seek to understand the motivation of those who choose to send spiteful and vindictive messages to their peers.
“We can only hope that lessons have been learned.
“We will miss Tasha immensely.
“She was a beautiful and talented daughter and we are grateful to have had her in our lives.”