A TEENAGER and talented athlete who had a history of psychiatric problems was found hanged in Birkenhead Park.

An inquest at Wallasey Town Hall heard how on June 1, 15-year-old Georja Busetto from Corniche Drive, Port Sunlight, had been competing in races for the UK Amateur Young Athletics League at the Oval Sports Centre in Bebington, winning the 1,500m and coming second in the 800m.

Georja, who attended St John’s Plessington High School. was last seen leaving the Oval at 5.15pm heading towards home on a journey that would usually take no longer than 15 minutes.

Her mother Lisa Martin reported to police that her daughter was missing after she did not return home that evening.

Later the same day members of the public alerted a park ranger after they had found the teenager in Birkenhead Park.

Georja was transferred to the intensive therapy unit at Arrowe Park Hospital, but despite all attempts died eight days later.

The inquest heard how twin Georja suffered borderline personality problems from 2005, had previously made four suicide attempts and was suffering from bulimia. She had been under the care of the Children’s and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAMHS, but doctors confirmed that she had refused to attend medical sessions leading up to her death.

In April, Georja said she did not wish to see her doctor and was feeling much better.

CAMHS, who were treating Georja under the Mental Health Act, considered at that time if they were to force her to have treatment it would have led her to be more reactive, dangerous and at risk.

Recording a narrative verdict, Coroner Christopher Johnson said: “The deceased died at her own hand, but the question of intent remains unclear.”