A 17-year-old was found hanged after she accidentally sent a Snapchat message to her on-off boyfriend in which she revealed she had slept with someone else, an inquest heard.
College student, Charlotte Guy, had intended her confession to go to a friend but she mistakenly sent it instead to 20-year-old Jack Hurst who was away at university.
After realising what she had done, she sent him a message which read: “Goodbye. Please forgive me.”
The teenager, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, later sent a final message and said: “I love you — knowing that you hate me is enough.”
Her inquest heard that she had taken cocaine while under the influence of alcohol before her body was found.
Hurst called the police after reading the messages and used her Snapchat account to pinpoint her location. But she was found hanged near St John Rigby College in Wigan, where she had been studying healthcare.
The Bolton hearing was told the tragedy occurred on September 24 2017 after Charlotte, who also worked poolside at a Total Fitness gym, had been dating Hurst for two years.
In a statement, Hurst — who is currently sitting exams at Newcastle University — said: “We stayed in contact by text messages and phone calls, but she got upset about something that somebody had said to her about a girl I was seeing before I met her.
“She told me that she felt like I had lied to her and I tried to convince her otherwise, but she said she didn’t want to be here anymore.
“I was concerned because she had made comments to me before about feeling that the world wasn’t meant for her.
“She was always worried about not making new friends, but she started a new course at college and made friends quickly and she seemed happy.
“I went to see her in Wigan on the 21 September. I spoke to her and she said that she wanted to end the relationship.
“She said that she felt like she couldn’t trust me but wanted to stay friends. I said that it wasn’t what I wanted but I went back to my parents in Blackpool.
“She asked if I was okay and I said that I felt we could continue our relationship. Charlotte went out with friends that night and I didn’t hear much from her.
“We carried on texting the next day and she told me that she kissed someone else that night. She went out on the Saturday night too.
“On Sunday 24th, she text me to say that she wanted to talk. I said I was busy doing something and I would speak to her later.
“After this, she sent me a Snapchat message that was meant for her friend but that she had sent to me instead.
“The Snapchat referenced her sleeping with someone on the Saturday night. She told me that it wasn’t for me, and apologised and said she was a horrible person.
“She said that she wanted to talk and explain but I said that I didn’t feel like talking and to message me to say what she wanted to say.
“At 5.11pm I got a long text massage for her starting with ‘OK, I think I get the point.’
“This message concerned me and I tried to call her but she didn’t answer. I got another message at 17:13 saying, ‘It doesn’t matter. Goodbye. Please forgive me.’
“The last message I got from her at 17:14 said: ‘I love you, knowing that you hate me is enough.’”
Toxicology reports showed Charlotte had taken cocaine while under the influence of alcohol.
The hearing was the previous night she had been out with friends Stephanie Bradshaw and Kieran Ashcroft and during the evening, she was seen drinking vodka.
Mr Ashcroft said: “She told me that she had been seeing someone called Jack Hurst for about two years, but they had since split up.
“She didn’t seem upset about it and seemed really happy the entire night. The next day, I dropped her off home at around 6am and she sent me a message later on.
“Charlotte told me that she had been having a good night, and seemed happy when I dropped her off the next morning.”
Earlier, Charlotte’s parents Martin and Deborah Guy said their daughter had previously self harmed and had been referred to healthcare professional.