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Girl was cocaine addict at 12 and had abortion at 13 by abuser twice her age

A girl whose life spun out of control after becoming addicted to cocaine at 12 has spoken out about how she turned her life around.

At the height of her addiction, Lowri Hawkins would do two lines of cocaine as soon as she woke up each morning, and then do more after getting out of the shower.

During this time she drank vodka everyday, her weight plummeted to just five stone, and her organs were not developing properly.

Pictured here is Lowri Hawkins St David Awards 2019 finalist announcement which was held in the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Lowri Hawkins used to drink vodka every day, was addicted to cocaine and took M-kat and cannabis. At the time, she was just 12 years old. Her routine for seven months - at the height of her cocaine addiction - was to get up, take two lines of cocaine, have a shower and take two more. "That was my routine," she says. By 13, she'd fallen pregnant to a man more than twice her age who knew her age, but started a sexual relationship with her. Her weight had plummeted to five stone, her organs weren't developing as they should, and she had an abortion. The drugs were paid for by a friend's unwitting parents and it was while trying to get alcohol that she met the man later jailed for more than 10 years for abusing her and another girl.

At the height of her addiction, Lowri Hawkins would do two lines of cocaine as soon as she woke up each morning (Picture: Welsh Government)

But even more turmoil was introduced to her chaotic life after she fell pregnant to a 30-year-old man – who knew how young she was.

Lowri, from Wales, met Robert Davies when she asked him to buy her alcohol as she loitered outside a shop.

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Just 12, he agreed to buy her drinks but told her hed only do it if she gave him her number.

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I thought “What harm can it do?”, she said.

There was someone paying interest and things at home things were difficult with my Dad. But I was getting attention from someone else.

Lowri, who has bravely waived her right to anonymity, said Davies touched her for the first time when she was in his car.

She said: I was sat there and he put his hand on my leg and I thought “hang on a sec” and then just like whatever, I didnt think anything of it.

Lowri Hawkins used to drink vodka every day, was addicted to cocaine and took M-kat and cannabis. At the time, she was just 12 years old. By 13, she'd fallen pregnant to a man more than twice her age who knew her age, but started a sexual relationship with her.

She was addicted to cocaine at the age of 12 (Picture: Lowri Hawkins/Media Wales)

Then he kept moving his hand up my leg and touched my bum.

She added: He started saying he wanted us to sleep together and I thought “I dont think Im ready for that kind of relationship”.

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They first slept together on Christmas Day 2014 when she sneaked out of her dads house to meet him.

Two months later, shed discovered she was pregnant, but Davies told her not to mention his name when she went for an abortion.

The procedure itself was hugely emotional, partly because she didnt want to tell her real family shed been pregnant but also the physical effects on her underdeveloped body.

A month after the abortion, Lowri broke up with Davies and refused to go back to him despite his desperate pleas.

Lowri Hawkins used to drink vodka every day, was addicted to cocaine and took M-kat and cannabis. At the time, she was just 12 years old. By 13, she'd fallen pregnant to a man more than twice her age who knew her age, but started a sexual relationship with her.

And had an abortion at the age of 13 (Picture: Lowri Hawkins/Media Wales)

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