A 16-year-old girl killed herself by stepping in front of a train after being abused by her stepfather who was brought to justice just a year later, an inquest heard today.
Costa Coffee worker Georgia Walsh took her own life at Dunton Green train station in Kent in March 2017, and left a note saying: 'I can't do this anymore'.
Her stepfather, former pub manager Brett Connell, 36, was jailed for nine years at Maidstone Crown Court last month for a series of sex offences.
Georgia Walsh (left) killed herself by stepping in front of a train after being abused by her stepfather Brett Connell (right), 36, who was brought to justice just a year later
Just four weeks before her death, the trial was told Georgia had been interviewed by police about the abuse she had repeatedly suffered at the hands of Connell.
Georgia left a suicide note which said: 'I can't do this anymore. The stress from the current situation is too much to handle. 24/7 I feel guilty because of what happened.
'Make sure that b*****d rots in hell for what he has done. Mum, please call Dad (her natural father). Tell him everything but let him know how much I loved him. I miss our walks at the park and I miss him. I love you, Dad.'
An inquest held today in Maidstone heard Georgia had been working at a branch of Costa Coffee with a colleague on the day of her death but became quieter.
Detective Constable Nikki Blaydon from British Transport Police, said: 'On Friday March 17 last year Georgia was working an 11am until 7.30pm shift at Costa Coffee and her colleague was also working that day.
'She was her normal cheerful self but by 5.00pm had become quieter.'
Georgia took her own life at Dunton Green train station (file picture) in Kent in March 2017
Georgia told her colleague that she was being quieter due to 'home problems' and that she would not be returning to work.
Detective Constable Nikki Blaydon added: 'Shortly afterwards her colleague received three WhatsApp messages stating he would not see her and she was sorry.'
She added: 'At 8.09pm there was an abandoned 999 call from a female stating she wanted to report a suicide and this number belonged to Georgia Walsh.'
Connell was jailed for nine years at Maidstone Crown Court for a series of sex offences
Soon after Georgia was struck by a train. The driver applied the