AN inquest has concluded into the sad death of a Bradford mother-of-six.

Lucy Rose Gledhill, of Queensbury, suffered from mental health issues and alcohol and drug misuse, a coroners' court heard.

The 46-year-old's life took a tragic turn when she was introduced to heroin after leaving school.

Over the next two decades, she battled addiction and attempted overdoses before taking her own life on February 2.

The inquest into her death, conducted by HM assistant coroner Angela Brocklehurst, concluded at Bradford Coroners Court on Tuesday, November 14.

A toxicology report said there were a number of prescription drugs and an alcohol reading of 157 in Lucy's system at the time of her death.

Evidence was heard from the first response service at Lynfield Mount Hospital who first got involved with her care on January 5.

She was referred to the service on February 1 after experiencing suicidal thoughts. A face-to-face assessment was arranged for the day after.

Lucy was described as a "normal, outgoing, happy child" who was "popular and excelled at the school" in a statement provided by her brother Daniel.

He described the day she tried heroin as a "decision which would haunt her for the rest of her life".

The statement added: "The loveable, outgoing, carefree Lucy was replaced with a shadow of what she once was. The sparkle had gone from her eye."

Lucy ended up being diagnosed with drug-induced psychosis, depression, and anxiety.

Daniel said Lucy "never got over" losing her first son to cot death at 11 weeks old.

She battled with crack cocaine addiction before joining the Change, Grow, Live programme and looking the "best I have seen her" for years in the summer of 2022.

That Christmas, she relapsed and was drinking eight cans of nine per cent lager daily.

Lucy suffered another overdose which put her in hospital in January.

She was taken to the BRI's A&E department by ambulance after a failed attempt to take her life on February 1.

In the early hours of the following morning, Lucy absconded from the hospital, returned home, and died.

Police found no suspicious circumstances when they attended the scene.

Coroner Brocklehurst, who came to a suicide conclusion, sent her sympathy and condolences to Lucy's family.

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