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Friends of Brighton woman say web bullies drove her to kill herself

A woman has been found dead after what her friends described as abuse at the hands of online bullies.

Friends believe Simone Back took an overdose of pills following taunts on the social networking site Facebook.

Last night they paid tribute to Ms Back and condemned the bullies they claim drove her to suicide.

Police and paramedics were called to Ms Back's home in Warwick Mount, Montague Street, Brighton, shortly before 4pm on Boxing Day.

She was declared dead an hour later.

Police are not treating her death as suspicious and an inquest has been opened and adjourned while officers wait for the results of a post mortem.

Leave your tributes to Ms Back below or email naomi. loomes@theargus.co.uk.

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1:30pm Thu 30 Dec 10

j9080761 says...

RIP hunni i knew you when you worked at the sussex beacon charity shop in st james street
RIP hunni i knew you when you worked at the sussex beacon charity shop in st james street j9080761
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1:31pm Thu 30 Dec 10

dodgy says...

A very sad story.
Sounds like some of the people that pass judgement and comment on here!
Maybe people should concider the ramifications of what they sat to people on the net!
R.I.P
A very sad story. Sounds like some of the people that pass judgement and comment on here! Maybe people should concider the ramifications of what they sat to people on the net! R.I.P dodgy
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2:41pm Thu 30 Dec 10

alley alabaster says...

dear simone.
may you now find the peace you have been searching for.
so very very sad.
R.I.P
alley
dear simone. may you now find the peace you have been searching for. so very very sad. R.I.P alley alley alabaster
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3:48pm Thu 30 Dec 10

Glasgow-Girl says...

R.I.P Simone you were one in a million huni may you sleep with the angels
R.I.P Simone you were one in a million huni may you sleep with the angels Glasgow-Girl
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4:23pm Thu 30 Dec 10

TaylorBrighton says...

Simone RIP,

I hope you are now free from all the pain you have suffered from the hands of someone that drove you to take this action.
You will be missed amongst all from Brighton Lesbian/Gay community.

We miss you already.


Love Taylor & Darian. xoxox
Simone RIP, I hope you are now free from all the pain you have suffered from the hands of someone that drove you to take this action. You will be missed amongst all from Brighton Lesbian/Gay community. We miss you already. Love Taylor & Darian. xoxox TaylorBrighton
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4:28pm Thu 30 Dec 10

Paula1969 says...

Simone you were a friend to all, those you had met and those you hadn't. This is tragic you will be missed by hundreds. R.i.p no one can't hurt you anymore. Thoughts are with your family at this sad time xx
Simone you were a friend to all, those you had met and those you hadn't. This is tragic you will be missed by hundreds. R.i.p no one can't hurt you anymore. Thoughts are with your family at this sad time xx Paula1969
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7:14pm Thu 30 Dec 10

Christophe Hawtree says...

A very sad case.

And should make anybody realise that he or she need not feel under the obligation of "social networking" to make their presence felt.

Facebook could go the way of MySpace...
A very sad case. And should make anybody realise that he or she need not feel under the obligation of "social networking" to make their presence felt. Facebook could go the way of MySpace... Christophe Hawtree
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10:32pm Thu 30 Dec 10

hubby says...

RIP this lady.Thank fcuk I don't live in this world any more.Sad.
RIP this lady.Thank fcuk I don't live in this world any more.Sad. hubby
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6:14pm Fri 31 Dec 10

Kato.suggy says...

Sim, I remember you well and i hope you're at peace. X
Sim, I remember you well and i hope you're at peace. X Kato.suggy
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11:49am Sun 2 Jan 11

sony says...

fb bullying wasnt the cause, her gf who cheated on her is the cause as we all read on simones wall, mel herring was found to be cheating on xmas day and simone said she was taking tablets , its a shame and we will all miss her but it was not down to bullying xx
fb bullying wasnt the cause, her gf who cheated on her is the cause as we all read on simones wall, mel herring was found to be cheating on xmas day and simone said she was taking tablets , its a shame and we will all miss her but it was not down to bullying xx sony
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3:32pm Sun 2 Jan 11

Paula1969 says...

From conversations I remember there was mental bullying as well from fb. Not loads of people but at least one person was playing with her head with accusations etc. She definately is missed by many friends.
From conversations I remember there was mental bullying as well from fb. Not loads of people but at least one person was playing with her head with accusations etc. She definately is missed by many friends. Paula1969
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11:52pm Sun 2 Jan 11

tpebop... says...

Always sorry to see a life go, and I didn't know her, but may she rest in peace. God bless
Always sorry to see a life go, and I didn't know her, but may she rest in peace. God bless tpebop...
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3:14pm Wed 5 Jan 11

Angryoldman says...

I often spoke to this young lady in St James's Street, and knew her from her volunteering in the Beacon shop.
I'ts so sad that she felt there was no one to turn to.
Rest in peace love. Kindest thoughts to her mum.
I often spoke to this young lady in St James's Street, and knew her from her volunteering in the Beacon shop. I'ts so sad that she felt there was no one to turn to. Rest in peace love. Kindest thoughts to her mum. Angryoldman
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3:11pm Sat 8 Jan 11

pioneer8 says...

Dear Sim

Life threw more pain at you nearly each year than most of us get in a lifetime. I pray you have now found peace. Will miss you so so much.

Liz
Dear Sim Life threw more pain at you nearly each year than most of us get in a lifetime. I pray you have now found peace. Will miss you so so much. Liz pioneer8
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