The friend of a top university student who jumped to her death from the Clifton Suspension Bridge discussed ways to kill themselves, an inquest heard on Friday.
“Extremely bright” Lara Nosiru, 23, had taken a large number of sleeping tablets and some LSD when she jumped off Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, the coroner has concluded.
She was a final year student of neuroscience at the Bristol University when the incident happened, reports say.
She went there with fellow Bristol University student, Kasumi Kishi, who told police she had hoped to convince her not to kill herself. Two days later, Ms Kishi told friends over a pizza how she and Ms Nosiru had discussed suicide methods and killing themselves together.
Prosecutors examined the case to see if charges of assisting in suicide or manslaughter for gross negligence could be brought against Ms Kishi, but decided there was no case to answer.
Fellow flatmate, Alex Gough, claimed Ms Kishi told the group that if someone wanted to die, it was cruel to make them stay alive.
Flatmate, Solene Rebibo, said at the meal Ms Kishi ‘seemed comfortable’ talking about suicide to Ms Nosiru’s friends.
CCTV footage showed the two women walking across the famous bridge shortly before 4pm on January 30, with Ms Nosiru occasionally stopping and looking over the edge.
When they reached the North Somerset side, Ms Nosiru twice tried to climb on to the wall above the gorge edge, but Ms Kishi pulled her back down.
The two women then appeared to have a minor disagreement before Ms Kishi walked away and left her without looking back.
The security cameras showed Ms Nosiru having a final cigarette before climbing on to the wall and falling to her death.
A coroner heard that Ms Kishi, who no longer lives in the UK, was interviewed by police about ‘possible…