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Student suicide.

Student suicide.

The parents of a student found hanged at her university halls have claimed she was failed by mental health services.

Ceara Thacker, from Bradford, was found dead at her University of Liverpool accommodation in May 2018.

The 19-year-old's parents said she had fallen "through the cracks" between different services, who failed to communicate with each other.

Area coroner Anita Bhardwaj recorded Ms Thacker's death as suicide.

She described a delay of two months between Ms Thacker referring herself to the university's mental health advisers in February, and being given an appointment in April, as "unacceptable".

The inquest in Liverpool also heard Ms Thacker's family had not been informed about a previous suicide attempt three months before her death.

Her father Iain, 56, said: "Sadly, when her mental health began to decline she found herself falling through the cracks, with mental health services, her GP and different departments within the university failing to communicate with each other to ensure that she was provided with the support that she desperately needed.

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