A heartbroken special constable text a friend saying her boyfriend had “absolutely destroyed me” before killing herself when he ended the relationship.
Dr Sara Gilks, 32, who had a distinguished academic career and considered one of West Yorkshire Police’s most respected volunteer officers, told friends she was shattered by the break-up,Daily Mirror reports.
The court was told that she had begun to research suicide methods over the internet before she was found dead in her bed by her friend Diane Hirst.
“I received a message from her saying her boyfriend had split up with her and she was ‘proper gutted’. She was very upset.
“It was clear that she was so shocked by what had happened. He had booked a skiing holiday for them. The next morning, she said she couldn’t stop crying.”
She said: “I went into her bedroom. She was wearing her pyjamas. I grabbed her arm, it was cold. There were packets of tablets on the bed.I was so shocked and upset I couldn’t speak. I never thought she would do such a thing.”