Wo­man died af­ter tak­ing over­dose

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

A DRIV­ING in­struc­tor suf­fer­ing from de­pres­sion died af­ter over­dos­ing on pre­scrip­tion pills.

Jacqueline Wright (46) of Hawk Cres­cent, Bourne, was found un­con­scious in her home by her hus­band Martin on Au­gust 19.

She was taken to Peter­bor­ough City Hos­pi­tal but died shortly af­ter ar­riv­ing.

A post-mortem found a high level of doth­iepin in her sys­tem, a chem­i­cal found in the anti-de­pres­sant do­sulepin.

An in­quest at Stam­ford Town Hall on Tues­day heard Mrs Wright had a pre­scrip­tion for the drug and had a his­tory of self-harm­ing. She was also in fi­nan­cial dif­fi­culty and the sale of her mother’s house had re­cently fallen through.

In a state­ment given by Mr Wright two days af­ter the death of his wife, he sug­gested she may have taken the over­dose as a cry for help.

Coro­ner Gor­don Ryall recorded a nar­ra­tive ver­dict. He said: “Mrs Wright died hav­ing con­sumed the tablets that she had been pre­scribed. There is no sug­ges­tion of third party in­volve­ment. There is some ev­i­dence of her hav­ing per­sonal prob­lems but no ev­i­dence she had threat­ened to take her own life.”

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