Bridgend suicides

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17th Youth Dies in Welsh 'Suicide Borough'

Authorities perplexed, send experts to schools

(Newser) - A 16-year-old schoolgirl found hanged in the woods yesterday became the 17th youth suicide in the area of Bridgend, Wales, since early 2007. The rash of suicides has focused intense scrutiny on the town of 39,000 and its surrounding borough, where baffled police have so far failed to unearth... More »

UK Cracking Down on Suicide Sites

Spate of copycat deaths sparks calls for tougher laws

(Newser) - A spate of apparent copycat suicides in a Wales town has lead to a nationwide campaign against suicide websites, the Guardian reports. Rumor has it that seven recent suicide victims in the town of Bridgend knew each other, and noted each others' deaths on a social networking site. Police are... More »

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