Mum pays tribute to Brierfield girl who killed herself on M65

Lena Begum

Lena Begum

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by

THE mother of an 18-year-old who killed herself on the M65 has paid tribute to ‘a lovely girl’.

Lena Begum, from Brierfield, took her own life by walking in front of a van near Gannow last April, an inquest found.

Her mum, Selina, said after the hearing at Burnley Coroner’s Court that the loss had been hard to bear for her family.

She said: “She was a nice girl, a lovely girl. Everyone loved her. She was the only girl in our family. She had two younger brothers and looked after them.

“As a family this has been really traumatic for us. My whole life is family. I want to remember the good things not the bad things.

“She was a bright girl, she wanted to be a dental nurse. Before she did chemistry.

“For 16 years she never caused me any trouble. We hurt so much.”

Miss Begum, a former pupil at Stoneyholme Community Primary School and Sir John Thursby Community College, was struck while crossing the eastbound slip-road towards Gannow, at junction 10, at around 3.50am on April 10 last year.

East Lancashire’s assistant coroner, Mark Williams, heard on Tuesday how Miss Begum, of Higher Reedley Road, died ‘rapidly’ from multiple serious injuries including fractures to her neck, skull, spine and ribs.

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4:51pm Sat 1 Feb 14

TONY WALES says...

Not exactly what was said at the inquest.
Or was the inquest findings not the truth?
Not exactly what was said at the inquest. Or was the inquest findings not the truth? TONY WALES
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3:33pm Sun 2 Feb 14

noddy57 says...

sorry to hear of such a traumatic time for any mother and family to endure ,,my heart bleeds for you and no matter what words of comfort people like myself can offer it can never even begin to heal your pain,,she was such a lovely young lady who must have suffered so much in her short life but could never bring her troubles to bear on her loved ones for reasons only herself would know, my deepest condolences to you and your family,
sorry to hear of such a traumatic time for any mother and family to endure ,,my heart bleeds for you and no matter what words of comfort people like myself can offer it can never even begin to heal your pain,,she was such a lovely young lady who must have suffered so much in her short life but could never bring her troubles to bear on her loved ones for reasons only herself would know, my deepest condolences to you and your family, noddy57
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4:25pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Miss Seedat says...

May Allah swt Forgive her and Give her Jannah May Allah swt give her Parents and Family Sabr aameen
May Allah swt Forgive her and Give her Jannah May Allah swt give her Parents and Family Sabr aameen Miss Seedat
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