Paragraph two reads: “Bolton Coroner’s Court heard that
Samantha Andrews, aged 32, of Harpford Close, Breightmet, died after taking drugs including
sleeping tablets, anti-depressants and
Depressed woman died from cocktail of drugs
Friday 4th December 2009
A woman who was suffering from depression died
after taking a cocktail of prescription drugs, an inquest heard.
Coroner’s Court heard that Samantha Andrews, aged 32, of Harpford Close, Breightmet,
died after taking drugs including sleeping tablets, anti-depressants and
But Assistant Deputy Coroner Peter Watson said there
was insufficient evidence to prove that Miss Andrews committed suicide and
recorded an open verdict.
The inquest heard that Miss Andrews, who had
trained as a nurse, had previously twice taken overdoses but told doctors that
these were a cry for help.
She was found unconscious in her bed by her
partner, Philip Brockbank, on March 2 and taken for treatment at the Royal
Bolton Hospital, before being transferred to a hospital in Wigan where she died
on March 5.
The cause of death was brain death due to lack of oxygen,
caused by the overdose.
Mr Watson said: “She was still a young woman who
clearly had talent but had troubles in her life.”
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