Woman was trying to cut down drinking before alcohol-related death, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 13:26 13 September 2019

Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: David Bale

Norfolk Coroner's Court. Picture: David Bale


A woman who was actively trying to cut down her drinking died from an alcohol-related death, an inquest has heard.

Caroline Patel, 42, was found unresponsive at her home in Ovington, Thetford on April 29 of this year.

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At an inquest into her death held at Norfolk Coroner's court on Friday, the court heard how Mrs Patel had struggled with her drinking for a number of years and that her reliance on alcohol had increased in recent years.

The court heard from Mrs Patel's mother and a number of organisations which Mrs Patel sought help and support from in an attempt to reduce her drinking and improve her emotional wellbeing.

Giving a conclusion of an alcohol-related death, Yvonne Blake, area coroner for Norfolk said: "Emotionally [Mrs Patel] was very unhappy and was trying her best to get herself well but this certainly over took her in terms of her death."

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