Tragic death of daughter ‘may have triggered mum’s suicide’


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Coroners have released the name of the woman who killed herself in a Shipley supermarket.

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Sobia Yousef stabbed herself in the neck on Tuesday 25th March morning in Asda and died in the store just after 8.30am.

The 36-year-old of Beamsley Road, Frizinghall, was said to have been driven to despair after losing her nine-year-old daughter to a terminal illness five months ago.

Members of the community said Sobia’s world fell apart when the daughter she was devoted to lost her battle with a terminal illness. The mother had since been suffering from mental health problems.

Neighbours have spoken of how the woman was often seen in an emotional and distressed state.

Questions are now being raised about the level of care and her treatment, which she had received at Lynfield Mount psychiatric hospital in Bradford, and if the authorities were at grasps with her extreme mental state.

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