A mother-of-one who had been addicted to drugs since the age of 15 killed herself by taking a massive overdose of anti-depressants, an inquest heard.

Kelly Reynard, 29, died at Bradford Royal Infirmary after taking at least 20 times the average amount of dothiepin used in previous known overdoses.

She was found by her friend, Louise Duffy, in the bathroom of a house in Northside Terrace, Lidget Green, surrounded by pictures of her nine-year-old daughter, Chelsea, last March.

The Bradford hearing was told by Miss Duffy that Miss Reynard was able to walk to an ambulance from her house.

The Coroner Roger Whittaker was told that Miss Reynard had continued to use heroin and crack cocaine, despite receiving help from the Bridge Project, a drug rehabilitation scheme.

Before she died she had taken a cocktail of drugs, including heroin, 400ml of methadone and the dothiepin tablets.

A post-mortem examination revealed that she died from cardiac respiratory failure, due to a dothiepin overdose, although the opiates also found in her body were a contributory factor.

Recording a verdict of suicide, Mr Whittaker said: "The views expressed to me by her friend show most definitely that she would have known what she was doing and at the time I believe she had intended to die."