Family's shock after teenager death

DEVASTATED relatives of a young woman found dead in her Ipswich flat, today spoke for their shock at the death of the fun-loving teenager.The inquest into the death of Natasha Hurn, 19, opened yesterday - three weeks after her body was found by friends in her flat at Purplett Street.

DEVASTATED relatives of a young woman found dead in her Ipswich flat, today spoke for their shock at the death of the fun-loving teenager.

The inquest into the death of Natasha Hurn, 19, opened yesterday - three weeks after her body was found by friends in her flat at Purplett Street. The television was still blaring and she was believed to have died several days previously.

So far her shocked family and friends have declined to talk about the tragedy, but today her brother Justin Hurn, 22, decided to issue a statement through police, after the opening of the inquest.

He said: "I am in total shock, along with the rest of my family, and would like

to thank all of my sister's friends for living their lives and having such fun with her in such a short time."

His grief is only tempered by the fact that his sister had enjoyed life, and lived it to the full.

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Mr Hurn said: "I am devastated that she will never see her 21st birthday.

"But I know that up to now she has lived her life to the full, and that everybody who knows her will miss her little ways and her presence."

A 25-year-old Ipswich man arrested in connection with Miss Hurn's death, has been released pending further inquiries. He was arrested on suspicion of supplying a class A drug.

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