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On Lorraine Denman’s left forearm is a tattoo depicting her daughter.

Ellie Soutter stands with her arms aloft, the waters of a French lake lapping around her legs – looking out into the distance.

“It was one of her favourite pictures,” Lorraine says. “I see happiness, I see freedom.”

Ellie, one of Britain’s most talented young snowboarders, was tipped for success at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

But on 25 July 2018, she took her own life. It was her 18th birthday.

“Life is completely empty,” Lorraine says. “I have a massive void in my life.

“It’s like having the battery taken out of me. There’s nothing there and I’m just running on

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