'Have a nice life, Mum.' Boy's last words before he hanged himself


A 12-year-old boy who had been excluded from school told his mother, 'Have a nice life, Mum' shortly before she found him hanged in his bedroom.
Heidi Green found Jordan dead wearing his school uniform, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. His final words to her were: "Have a nice life, Mum. I feel like killing myself."

Jordan had become increasingly disruptive in lessons since his grandmother died and his mother and father, Kevin Green, separated, Heidi told the hearing at North Yorkshire Coroners' Court.

He was excluded during his final year of primary school and struggled to settle at Harrogate High, which he started less than a year before his death. On the morning of the day he died - June 27 last year - he had an argument with his mother about going to school, the inquest heard.

He attended but was excluded from classes for disruptive behaviour and Heidi, who was out working as a hairdresser, phoned her son at lunch time.

She said: "He just said 'have a nice life, Mum. I feel like killing myself'."

She said she tried calling him later, adding: "He wouldn't answer his phone and I thought 'he obviously doesn't want to speak to me'."

She said she returned home after 8pm and told the inquest: "I assumed that he wasn't home. I thought he was playing with his friends."

Heidi found Jordan's body in his bedroom. She called friends for help, who found her distraught and on her knees shouting 'my baby, my baby. Help my baby.'

A post-mortem examination found he died of asphyxiation after hanging from a rope.

Recording an open verdict, North Yorkshire coroner Rob Turnbull said: "I cannot be certain one way or another whether Jordan intended to kill himself or whether this was just a terrible accident."