Imogen Evans tragic text before suicide
Imogen Evans tragic text before suicide

Imogen Evans was an accomplished sportswoman – who had represented Great Britain – and had just discovered she was two months pregnant.

The solicitor, 28, tragically took her own life after a telephone argument with her mum.

An inquest heard Imogen was a “fanatic about her fitness” had represented the UK at the European Universities Rowing Championships.

She quit rowing after struggles with eating disorders while trying to “keep her weight down.”

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Imogen qualified from Cardiff University to become a a solicitor – and the hearing was told she was “extremely happy” to find out she was pregnant.

Partner Michael Stokes said: “Imogen was a beautiful, intelligent, successful young lady.

“She was suffering bulimia. She told me she had started when she was at university and rowing.

“She said she needed to keep her weight down.”

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Imogen was experiencing family problems, had become estranged from her sister and felt her mother “didn’t believe her”, the inquest heard.

On the morning of her death on June 22, Imogen decided to work from home in Hirwaun, near Aberdare, South Wales.

She made her partner a packed lunch and they exchanged texts saying they missed each other.

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The inquest heard Imogen then had a family argument on the phone with her mother Sue Evans.

She sent her a text saying: “Don’t worry, I will remove myself from the face of the earth.”

Mum Mrs Evans: “Immy I’m so sorry. We have to find a way through this.”

The inquest heard Mrs Evans found her daughter hanged in the stairwell of her home.

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