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A British woman unintentionally took her own life in order to frighten her boyfriend, an inquest has heard.

Abigail Brown, 26, died following a ‘silly row’ on a night out while living in Phuket, Thailand, with boyfriend James Brum.

She returned to their flat without him where she hanged herself, but it is not believed she intended to actually take her life.

Her mother, Jane Rowland, 50, said she believed she ‘only to frighten him or upset him or make him realise how upset she was in that moment’.

Abigail

Mr Brum, 30, returned to the flat three hours later on January 7 after allowing her time to ‘cool off’.
He then phoned Mrs Rowland to tell him about what had happened.

She told the inquest: ‘James said “Abi is gone. We had a silly row, she went back to the room. She hung herself. She’s died”.

‘He said [the row] was nothing. They did not really row. I did not see them all the time but they had a whole future planned. That night she had too much to drink. She had gone back in a huff.

‘I know in her mind she thought he was going to follow her back, find her and they would move on and never have that row again.

‘I truly believe Abi did not mean to take her own life. She meant only to frighten him or upset him or make him realise how upset she was in that moment.’

The inquest heard Abi was physically and mentally fit and healthy and ‘never took her life for granted except in that one moment’. Read More

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