A TEENAGER made an “impulsive decision” to take her own life following a family row.

Paige Carr, of Sacriston, was found hanged in a wooded area, known locally as Womble Park, by a group of children on April 17.

The 17-year-old is believed to have had a row with family members and running off.

An investigation by Durham Police found it was an “impulsive decision” there was nothing to suggest it was pre-planned and that she had been enjoying doing a beauty course at New College Durham.

A postmortem named the cause of death as hanging and a toxicology report said Miss Carr had small amounts of alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine in her blood.

Dr Leslie Hamilton, assistant coroner for County Durham, recorded a conclusion of suicide.

“It is just tragic when we hear of cases like this,” he said. “In a situation like this where it is a young person it is particularly tragic.

“I offer you my condolences. I hope it gives you some closure. Although you are never going to forget her I hope you can get on with your lives.”