A “one in a million” teenage boy who was discovered hanging in what was called a “experiment gone wrong” has received tributes.
Jordan Hoyle, 17, was tragically found dead at his Huddersfield home.
Distraught friends have now paid tribute to the teenager they remembered as “precious and very special”.
One pal named Trinity, also 17 and from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire, told Yorkshire Live he was “more than a big brother – more like a guardian”.
She said: “Jordan was someone you could talk to. He was one in a million. He was precious and very special.
“He loved affection off people and he loved being around people a lot. He didn’t seem to talk about his feelings. He always put other people first before himself.
“Jordan was a special one. He cared for everyone.”
Jordan’s mother Terri has previously hailed him as “a big softie” who would “do anything for anyone”.
On March 19, 2021, when police were summoned to the teen’s Huddersfield apartment, they found his corpse.
In what was referred to as a “experiment gone wrong” at the Bradford inquest, a coroner has now determined that it was death by hanging.
In his narrative verdict, assistant coroner Crispin Oliver stated that there was no evidence that Jordan intended to commit suicide.
He said: “I’m not convinced he intended to kill himself. People do not appreciate how quickly they will fall unconscious.”
Jordan’s mother Terri had told the inquest: “It was completely out of the blue.
“I don’t think he meant to do it. I think he was experimenting and it went wrong.”
Rosie Khan, a social worker, said at the inquest there had been “no inkling” of any cause for concern leading up to his death.
His friends remain shocked by Jordan’s loss, Trinity now says.
She added: “It has been hard and it still is. He was the one I trusted. He wouldn’t judge me. He always gave advice.
“When I was feeling low he would calm me down and tell me off but in a caring way. He just said it how it is.”