Gosport mum-of-one died from cocktail of drugs

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A MUM-of-one died after taking a cocktail of medication.

An inquest into the death of Julie Knight heard she had been suffering from depression and anxiety and was seeking help from a psychiatric team.

The 34-year-old was found in her house at Woodland Close, in Gosport, on March 2.

The inquest heard she was found next to prescription medication and alcohol.

But giving evidence her partner Enrique Haselden said Ms Knight had stopped her heavy and was being treated for depression.

‘She had stopped drinking at Christmas and was getting help from the doctors,’ he said.

‘Julie was on medication for her depression.’

Coroner David Horsley was told by relatives that Ms Knight had self-harmed in the past but they said they were surprised she had taken her own life as she was getting better.

A pathologist report found there was a fatal amount of quetiapine in Ms Knight’s system which she was taking for her depression as well as therapeutic levels of diazepam and paracetamol.

The report said it was the high levels of quetiapine that caused Ms Knight’s death with the other drugs contributing.

Mr Horsley concluded that she took her own life while suffering from depression and anxiety.

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