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Girl's hanging death accidental
An inquest has been told that a 10-year-old girl found hanged from a bunk bed at her Norfolk home did not intend to kill herself.

Ashleigh Marshall died a day after she was found by her mother at their home in Catton, Norwich, on 20 September.

Coroner William Armstrong said what she was doing could not be established with any certainty but there was no question of Ashleigh trying to hang herself.

He said it was a "tragedy" and recorded a verdict of accidental death.

The inquest heard Ashleigh was found with a dressing gown belt around her neck.

A neighbour and paramedics tried to revive her but she died the next day in Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridgeshire.



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