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A young mum sent one final, heart-breaking message to her partner before jumping from a motorway bridge.

Thirty-year-old Sophie Moura texted her partner to say: "I can't take life any more. I am sorry but I love you both forever." She then plunged to her death from a bridge over the M67, near Hyde in Greater Manchester.

At an inquest held at Stockport Coroners Court yesterday, her fiancé, David, said: "She was very open about her anxiety and panic attacks. We knew about it.

"Obviously not to the extent we know now. The turning point was after [daughter] Emilia was born.

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"It started coming on from that point really. There were a couple of times where she had to go to hospital or called an ambulance.

"She described it as like her heart was coming out of her chest it was beating so hard."

Sophie had been diagnosed with anxiety by her GP and had received treatment for a number of years, however, she had never mentioned self-harm or suicide in the run up to her death.

The couple had been due to get married later this year. Sophie, a mum and step-mum of two young girls, left for work 'as normal' on 2 November last year. However, David received the devastating message the same morning, the Manchester Evening News reports.

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David also told the inquest that Sophie, who had previously suffered from panic attacks, was worried about her job in customer service. He said: "She just didn't like this new job. We had a party a few weeks before and she said she felt like a failure because of it.

"We said it's not that you're a failure. If you don't like it then find something else."

Area coroner Joanne Kearsley recorded a conclusion of suicide. She said: "I cannot imagine the shock of this from someone who had very little history of self-harm that has led her to act almost impulsively.

"But I do find there is an element of intent."

Sophie died due to severe injuries to her neck and head after falling from the bridge onto the road below.

If you're struggling, get in touch with The CALMzone, which offers amazing support to anyone when things get tough.

The helpline and web chat service are open 5pm to midnight, every day of the year. Nationwide: 0800 58 58 58; London: 0808 802 58; Webchat: www.thecalmzone.net/get-help.

You can contact the Samaritans on a Freephone number - 116 123. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]

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