Brit bartender, 23, killed herself in Magaluf apartment days before birthday

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A 23-year-old British bartender killed herself in her Magaluf apartment, an inquest has concluded.

Danielle Finlay Brookes, from Crewe, was found dead at her flat on the Punta Ballena strip in Mallorca, where she had been working as a bartender, on May 19 last year.

An inquest held in Warrington on April 27 heard that friends of Danielle found her dead when they went to her flat to check on her, CheshireLive reports.

A report from the Civil Guard General Headquarters in Spain confirmed that a suicide note had been found on the bar in the kitchen/living room area.

The flat was also said to have been in "perfect condition" and there were no signs of any suspicious circumstances.

A statement from her mum Mandy, which was read out by area coroner Claire Welch, said "Dani" had been enjoying a night out with friends and had been messaging her step-mum Lisa on WhatsApp late on May 17.

Ms Welch said: "In the immediate period to her passing away, she presented as content and happy. There was no indication at all of any low mood in the days leading up to her death and in fact she was making future plans for her birthday.

"She was last spoken to over WhatsApp on May 17, late in the evening. She sent some videos to her stepmother Lisa showing her in a bar, out drinking with some friends. She was laughing, happy and didn't show any signs of low mood.

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"The last time Dani spoke to Lisa was just before 11pm on the Sunday night. Lisa had messaged Dani saying 'I can't wait for our girly hot tub night' and Dani replied 'me too, love you' with kisses. That was the last point that Dani was on WhatsApp."

The statement also said the bartender had previously been diagnosed with anxiety and that she had attempted an overdose around seven years before her death.

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In a post-mortem report from Spain, the date of death was given as May 18 and the cause was recorded as asphyxia by hanging.

A second post-mortem carried out at Leighton Hospital after Dani's body was repatriated also gave a medical cause of death of 1A hanging.

There was no evidence that any alcohol or drugs played a part in her death.

A GoFundMe was set up by Dani's friends shortly after she died in a bid to help the family bring her body and belongings home to Crewe.

The page, set up by Nicki Dee, said: "Fly high beautiful girl! Thoughts are with Danielle's Dad and Second Mum, Fin & Lisa, and kiddies and also Danielle's Mum Mandy, Step Dad Paul and Kiddies."

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person or go to the Samaritans website.

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