AN open verdict has been reached by a coroner into the death of a 16-year-old girl from Maldon.

The public inquest was opened into the death of former Plume student Hannah Blowers, of Fambridge Road, Maldon, on Thursday July 7.

On December 19 last year Hannah’s family tried to wake her to go out for the day, but she was found in bed unresponsive.

In February, the Standard reported that following a toxicology report, a coroner’s officer gave a provisional cause of death as a cyclizine overdose, a drug used to treat nausea.

However, the verdict reached last week was open, which means the jury confirms the death is suspicious, but is unable to reach any other verdicts open to them.

An outpouring of grief on social media followed Hannah’s death and staff at Plume paid tribute to their former pupil, with more than 150 people attending her funeral service.

At the time of her death, her mother Sara Burrell, 39, described her daughter as “kind hearted” with a passion for horses and said she was “missing her like hell”.

A fundraising page was set up to name a guide dog puppy in Hannah’s memory, which has so far raised over £4,000.

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