Inquest opens into death of 29-year-old from Norwich

PUBLISHED: 17:02 09 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:42 09 May 2018

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An inquest has been opened into the death of a 29-year-old Norwich woman.

Rachel Spooner lived at Kemps Place on Rackham Road in Norwich, a residential home for people with mental health conditions.

She was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where she died on April 29.

Senior Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said the medical cause of death was a cardiac arrest, alongside hyperkalemia and an overdose of medication.

Hyperkalemia is a medical term for when the potassium level in blood is higher than normal.

The inquest heard Ms Spooner suffered from the eating disorders anorexia and bulimia as well as depression and schizoid personality disorder.

Mrs Lake said it was not the first time she had overdosed.

An inquest review will take place on October 11 and the full inquest will be held on January 28.

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