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