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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 September, 2004, 12:42 GMT 13:42 UK
Bullying theory after 'suicide'
Amy Tipton
Police have spoken to teachers at Amy's school
Police investigating the death of a teenager are looking at the possibility that she may have committed suicide because she was bullied at school.

Amy Tipton, 14, from the Spennells area of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, was found collapsed at her home on Monday afternoon and died later in hospital.

Detectives have been treating the death as unexplained, but it is thought Amy may have overdosed on antidepressants.

It emerged at an inquest that she had been taking medication for depression.

High achiever

The inquest was opened and adjourned on Tuesday.

West Mercia Police say they are investigating various reasons for her death and are looking at her home and school life for explanations.

Officers have finished questioning people at King Charles I School in Kidderminster where Amy was a pupil.

In a statement, her parents Ivan and Christine said the aspiring dancer was a "beautiful, sensitive child" and a high achiever at school.

A post-mortem examination into her death is due to be held on Monday.

Teenager's 'suicide' investigated
29 Sep 04  |  Hereford/Worcs

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