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Woman, 21, killed herself after 4 years of taunts from ‘friends’ who put cigarettes out on her & dragged her down stairs

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A HEARTBROKEN mum has told of her agony after her daughter killed herself following four years of taunts from her so-called friends.

Nicole 'Coco' Fox, 21, was allegedly shoved down stairs and had cigarettes put out on her skin during a horrific ordeal at the hands of people she believed were her pals.
'Bubbly' Nicole Fox, 21, killed herself after 'friends' turned on her during a horrific four-year ordeal, mum Jackie says Credit: Mercury

Mum Jackie, 52, found Nicole unresponsive at home in Dublin. She died days later.

And Jackie said her daughter was bullied relentlessly after she turned 17.

The mum-of-three said the abuse began after a girl became jealous of her relationship with a male friend and attacked her in a nightclub.

"They put cigarettes out on her body, they dragged her down some stairs by her hair and one night, someone pushed her so hard that she dislocated her hip," Jackie said.

"One night, a girl who had befriended her came round to the house, started curling her hair and burnt Nicole with the curlers."

Nicole overdosed in an attempt to take her own life in 2015 and was in hospital for four days.

Jackie said: "When the doctor asked if she regretted it, she said she regretted that it hadn't worked.
Nicole tried to take her own life in 2015 - and she did in 2018 Credit: Mercury
After her first attempt, the vile bullies 'bragged' that they'd pushed her to the edge Credit: Mercury

"Trying to pick her up after that was so hard and she spent a lot of time in her room.

"I would lay in bed with her and we'd talk then when I went to bed I would hear her crying."

But the gang "bragged" that they'd forced her to the edge, Jackie said.

"They were saying she should kill herself and that they were going to put her on life support," she said.

Nicole took her own life in January 2018. Her body was found by her mum and little brother, Lee, who was just 14 at the time.

"I dropped my guard and the guilt kills me," Jackie said.

"That day, I'd gone out, gone to the chippy, then came home and found Nicole.

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It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

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"If I hadn't gone to the chippy I would have been back in time."

Nicole died after two days on life support at hospital.

Jackie said: "I got on the bed with her, kissed her, held her hand and told her that nobody would be able to hurt her again."

And after her daughter's death, the brave mum battled to make online bullying a criminal offence in Ireland. In 2020, 'Coco's Law' was passed.

"I wanted to make sure Nicole would never be forgotten - this is her legacy," she said.

"She was my only little girl. Growing up, she was the funniest, bubbliest and cheekiest little girl."

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Becca Marie Stuker McClure

if Michelle Carter can get charged for pushing a boy to commit suicide thru text messages then those girls can be too for all the violent acts they did to her!!! THEY NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!

Jonathan Carmichael

She was a gorgeous young lady that hateful jealous petty criminals pushed too far. Every single one of the girls that taunted/threatened/attacked her should be charged on her murder. She may have taken her own life, but they were the murderers. They all deserve to be sent to prison for the rest of their pathetic lives. Not only that but they should be forced to work while in prison and every dime that they make should be donated to a charity for abused people of her mother's choice..

Gina Sanchez

Rip 2 this Pretty young lady😢My Heart goes out 2 her mom n family!I'm greiving 2 I lost my Son and my Youngest daughter last yr. Prayers 2 the Family🙏


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