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Bullying claims denied.

A POST mortem examination on the body of a 10-year-old schoolgirl found hanging in her bedroom was due to be carried out today.

Natasha HolmesSmith, described as "happy and hard working", was understood to have been found hanged with a dressing gown cord at her home in Leach Road, Bicester, Oxon, on Saturday afternoon.

Detective Inspector Peter Coleman, of Thames Valley police, said the death was being treated as a tragic accident.

The child's family, teachers and friends strongly refuted suggestions that the Year 6 pupil had been bullied.
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 19, 2001
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