Health worries lead to Bridgnorth woman's death

A Bridgnorth woman, worried about her deteriorating health, took an overdose of tablets, an inquest into her death has heard.

Maria Thomas, 63, was found by her husband at their home in Dunval Road, on June 1.

He returned from taking a friend to a hospital appointment to find she had died.

At an inquest into her death at Shirehall in Shrewsbury, the senior coroner for Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, John Ellery, heard that police called to their home found empty packets of medication together with letters to the family.

He was told at Wednesday's hearing that Mrs Thomas, an outpatients' receptionist, has ongoing health issues and had been worried about her deteriorating health.

He concluded that she had taken her own life.

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