A 21 year old sales person for fashion brand H & M , Lydia Roberts killed her self because she felt hurt, devastated and violated after she found indecent photos of children in her boyfriend's phone, her mother Michelle has revealed Tuesday to Metro UK.
Lydia was dating business man Adam Wells for two years, before the shocking discovery that made her take her life.
While her boyfriend was at work, Lydia saw the lewd images of children on his second phone, images he had downloaded from a Russian website, and then they started arguing on phone before he returned to their shared flat in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester, on his lunch break.
They continued quarreling until Wells left the house to go and meet up with friends, then to his surprise when he came back by 3.30am the next morning he found out she had taken her life and proceeded to call police.
Recording a conclusion of suicide by hanging, Coroner Zak Golombeck said to Metro UK: ‘Adam and Lydia had been corresponding by text message during the course of 9 June.
‘Lydia was at home and Adam was at work for a larger period of the day and later out with friends and colleagues.
‘The nature of the messages had been that Lydia and Adam had argued about content found on one of Adam Wells’ mobile phones.
‘Adam Wells had returned home at around lunch time and shortly after him departing, Lydia had continued to message Adam Wells.
‘It continued up until 7pm or shortly thereafter, whereupon no further text messaging or contact was made between Adam and Lydia.’
The coroner continued: ‘I have considered the totality of the evidence and I am able to conclude that Lydia Roberts took her own life and intended to do so.
'To the family, I offer my condolences.’
In a statement following the inquest, Lydia’s mother Michelle said to Metro UK: ‘Lydia felt violated, hurt and disgusted at what she found – even more so at the thought of Adam being with her young niece and nephew.
‘I feel that he made her make the decision to do what she did. ‘As a family we are devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter and for this we will never forgive him.
‘In our opinion we are left now with more unanswered questions and hope one day to find out the truth.’
After the death of Lydia, Wells was put on the sex offenders’ register for five years, charged with possessing 31 indecent photographs of children, sentenced to a 12 month community order, ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work and pay an £85 victim surcharge by the Manchester magistrates court.