Mum found dead at her home

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views - ANNA LEWIS anna.lewis@waleson­

A CAR­ING mum of five was found dead on the floor of her home after be­ing spot­ted by con­cerned neigh­bours, an in­quest has heard.

The body of Adelle Wil­liams, 44, was dis­cov­ered at her Brid­gend flat on April 28, after neigh­bours saw her through the win­dow and raised the alarm.

An in­quest at Aber­dare Coro­ners’ Court last Thurs­day heard the for­mer Porth­cawl Com- pre­hen­sive School pupil had be­come iso­lated after de­vel­op­ing a drink­ing prob­lem over a pe­riod of years but was try­ing to get some help at the time of her death.

A post mortem ex­am­i­na­tion car­ried out by pathol­o­gist Dr Mau­r­izio Brotto found that Ms Wil­liams died from nat­u­ral causes after suf­fer­ing from liver fail­ure caused by al­co­holic liver dis­ease.

In a state­ment read to the court, South Wales Po­lice of­fi­cer Dean Roberts de­scribed ar­riv­ing at the flat in Maes-Y-Felin to find the for­mer cateringin­dus­try worker “ly­ing on her stom­ach in her front room”.

Fur­ther in­spec­tions of the flat found empty wine bot­tles in the kitchen with two empty cider bot­tles in Ms Wil­liams’ liv­ing room.

In a state­ment read out at the hear­ing, Ms Wil­liams’ brother Jamie Thomas de­scribed his sis­ter as a healthy and so­cial per­son who had run marathons in her youth.

He said: “She was a very so­cia­ble per­son and had a good group of friends.

“She was a very good mum and she made [her chil­dren] her pri­or­ity.

“She was very car­ing and close to her mum and vis­ited her every day. She was very fam­ily ori­en­tated and al­ways put them first.”

Mr Thomas added the fam­ily had be­come wor­ried about Ms Wil­liams’ drink­ing after a num­ber of years.

He said: “She al­ways liked to have drink so­cially and to re­lax but it seemed a bit ex­ces­sive in the later years. We as a fam­ily be­came con­cerned about her ex­ces­sive drink­ing.”

Coro­ner An­drew Barkley said an ex­am­i­na­tion into Ms Wil­liams’ death showed no ev­i­dence of trauma or as­sault.

Record­ing a con­clu­sion of death by nat­u­ral causes, Mr Barkley said: “The cir­cum­stances are that she was found alone at a se­cure prop­erty on the floor sur­rounded by empty al­co­hol bot­tles.

“This was very much a long-stand­ing and chronic prob­lem and there is noth­ing to sug­gest any­thing un­nat­u­ral.”

Mr Barkley added that Ms Wil­liams had been “try­ing to get some help with the af­flic­tion she had”.

A fam­ily mem­ber paid trib­ute to the “happy, bub­bly and out­go­ing” mum.

She said: “She was wellloved by her five chil­dren and her friends and fam­ily.

“She will be sadly missed by her best friend and fam­ily mem­bers.”

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