Coroner reaches verdict in death of Mossley youngster
Thursday 1st June 2017 @ 14:50 by Adam Higgins
Mossley & Saddleworth News

A coroner has recorded a narrative verdict following an inquest into the tragic death of 12-year-old Tyrese Glasgow.

The Mossley youngster, who attended Saddleworth School, died last June after returning home from school to collect his textbooks.

He was described as a star pupil, picking up awards and high grades from the school.

At his funeral, hundreds of pupils lined the streets of Uppermill to pay their respects to the Year 7 student.

The inquest at Stockport County Court And Family Court was told that Tyrese was tragically found hanged in his bedroom.

But, in recording a narrative verdict, Coroner Anna Morris said: “There was no evidence Tyrese intended to take his own life.

“He was a young man who was struggling to cope with the complex and competing emotions that adolescence brings.

“But he was a popular and loved child who impacted on everybody he met and his family said they were very proud of him and was well liked at school by teachers and he had many friends.

“I am concerned about the access young people and Tyrese had to child adolescent emotional service through the schools, which is no doubt due to the tight budgets they find themselves on.

“There is a gap for families who are having difficult relationships with children but do not need social services intervention but would benefit from family focus support.”

She said that she would be writing to the school and Tameside Council to ask about better support for children.


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Tragic: Described as a star pupil, youngster Tyrese (right) with his mother Katy Cross