Woman poisoned by sleep­ing pills

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A woman de­scribed as a “beau­ti­ful per­son, in­side and out” died of sleep­ing pill poi­son­ing, an in­quest heard.

The body of Do­minique Voce was found at her flat, in Wran­gle­don Road, Park Wood, by po­lice last Novem­ber af­ter con­cerns were re­ported by her fam­ily, who had not seen her for more than a week.

An in­quest into her death at Arch­bishop’s Palace on Thurs­day heard the reclu­sive 42-yearold was be­ing treated for anx­i­ety and de­pres­sion, ago­ra­pho­bia, bipo­lar dis­or­der as well as leg and back pain.

The for­mer civil ser­vant told men­tal health teams she at­tempted sui­cide by over­dos­ing sev­eral times and asked to be treated with elec­tro­con­vul­sive ther­apy. When told it was not ap­pro­pri­ate, she re­fused to at­tend ap­point­ments.

As­sis­tant coro­ner Ka­t­rina Hep­burn con­cluded Ms Voce’s death was drug re­lated.

In a state­ment, her mother Vivien said: “She was a beau­ti­ful per­son in­side and out. Ev­ery­body who met her loved her.”

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