BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf committed suicide, inquest hears

BBC journalist Hanna Yusuf committed suicide, inquest hears

A talented and widely admired BBC journalist, Hanna Yusuf, committed suicide, an inquest heard.

27-year-old Hanna Yusuf, worked with BBC and her work included an investigation into working conditions at Costa Coffee stores. In September 2019, she was found dead inside a flat in Paddington, west London.

Westminster Coroner’s Court heard that Yusuf’s best friend took her own life weeks before Ms Yusuf died. Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe recorded Ms Yusuf’s death as suicide.

Ms Yusuf was admitted to Newham General Hospital after taking an overdose in February 2018 , the court heard. She then started therapy sessions with Lesley Cameron through an employee assistance programme (EAP) from March 2018 until January 2019.

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