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Police slam speculation over Love Island star Sophie Gradon’s death

She passed away last year

Police have urged people to stop speculating about Love Island star Sophie Gradon's death.

Sophie was found dead at her home in Ponteland, Northumberland, in June last year and it was believed she had taken her own life.

This week the model’s loved ones were due to attend the inquest into her death, but late last week asked for it to be halted as new information had apparently been received by them.

Police have urged people to stop speculating about Sophie's death (Credit: ITV)

Read more: Parents of Love Island's Sophie Gradon do not believe she took her own life

Sophie’s parents now believe there is nothing to support claims that she died by suicide.

Other people speculated on social media that someone else was involved in her death and Northumbria Police have now hit back.

They have said they are still treating Sophie's death as non-suspicious.

A spokesperson said: "We do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances around Sophie's death and we do not believe that anyone else was involved.

"The family received the coroner's report for the first time last week and had asked the coroner for more time to review the file. The police have not been asked to review any further evidence relating to the case and it will be for the coroner to determine a cause of death when an inquest is held.

Sophie passed away last year (Credit: Instagram)

"We would ask that the public do not speculate about the case on social media and respect the privacy of both Sophie and Aaron's families at what continues to be a difficult time for them."

Earlier today, a coroner said Sophie's boyfriend Aaron Armstrong killed himself after drinking alcohol and taking cocaine just 20 days after her death.

It comes after Sophie's parents, Deborah and Colin, said they don't believe their daughter took her own life.

We would ask that the public do not speculate about the case on social media and respect the privacy of both Sophie and Aaron's families.

They told the Mail Online: "We are still working through things to find out exactly what happened that night.

"But it would be wrong to talk about that now as we do not want to prejudice the inquest when it does go ahead."

A coroner said Aaron took his own life by hanging himself (Credit: Instagram @aarona619)

Read more: Police confirm cause of death of Love Island's Mike Thalassitis

Over the weekend, Deborah sent a heartbreaking message to the family of fellow Love Island star Mike Thassalitis, following the discovery of his body in North London woodland.

On Sunday, police confirmed Mike died of suicide by hanging.

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