Friday 29 May, 2020

12-year-old girl reportedly commits suicide in Clarendon

The Clarendon police are investigating a reported suicide involving a 12-year-old girl in the parish on Thursday.

Reports are that the body of the child was found hanging from a tree in her yard.

The incident occurred in the Belle Plain community near Four Paths in the parish.

The full details of the incident remain somewhat unclear, but reports from sources are that the child was asked by her parent to complete some chores at home.

What reportedly led to her subsequent action has left residents in the community and wider parish with unanswered questions, and some in shock

The Corporate Communication Unit of the police force has confirmed the incident.

The child’s mother had to be rushed to hospital after seeing her daughter dangling from the tree.

There are indications that the child may have had challenges relating to the separation of her parents some time ago.

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