The tragic teenagers, 18 and 19, are pictured after the pair were found hanged in the Dorset nature reserve in ‘suspected suicide pact’

Two teenagers were found hanged in a nature reserve in what was described as a suicide pact.

Jack Williams, 18, and Katherine Powell, 17, were discovered by a dog walker in Bothenhampton Nature Reserve, near Bridport, Dorset.

Jack Williams and Katherine Powell were both found dead


Jack Williams and Katherine Powell were both found dead
Their bodies were discovered by a dog walker


Their bodies were discovered by a dog walkerCredit: Alamy

The opening of the investigation into their deaths heard that the couple had become known to the police, who identified them using custody photos.

Their bodies were found on the morning of January 25 and the grim discovery shocked many in the community.

Residents in the quiet neighborhood of Wych Hill wake up to the sound of a car horn.

“I heard it was a suicide deal between two young people,” said a local man, who asked not to be named.

“So terrible. Definitely not something you would expect to happen on your doorstep.”

Paul Williams, who lives in one of the cottages on the lane, adds: “It’s a double hang in a nature reserve.

“The whole road has been cut off. A dog walker found them. A police community support officer went here yesterday looking for CCTV but there were none. ”

Ian Bark, the mayor of Bridport, said the community would be shocked by the double tragedy.

“My sympathies go out to the friends and family of these young people,” he said.

“Very sad to hear that two very young people have passed away.”

Mr Williams, a native of Coventry, West Midlands, is unemployed and lives in the West Bay, the inquest heard.

Ms. Powell is also unemployed, and her home address is believed to be Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Coroner Court officer Grace Munro said: “Police and paramedics were called by the public to Bothenhampton Reservoir after discovering two unresponsive young men, one male and one female.

“Both were confirmed dead at the scene. No evidence of third-party involvement.”

A Dorset Police spokesman earlier announced that the force had transferred itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct (IOPC) due to prior contact with them.

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Every 90 minutes in the UK, a life is lost to suicide.

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It is the leading killer of people under the age of 35, killing more people than cancer and car accidents.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

It is rarely talked about, however, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and pay attention now.

That’s why The Sun launched the You’re Not Alone campaign.

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DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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