A mother-of-three hanged herself with a radio flex in Broomfield Hospital, an inquest heard.

Denise Gregory, who was sectioned under the Mental Health Act, was found unconscious on the floor in the Galleywood Ward of the Linden Centre, a mental health inpatient unit at the Chelmsford hospital, at about 10.30pm on Sunday October 10, 2004.

The inquest jury in Chelmsford heard the 40-year-old, of Bramwoods Road, Great Baddow, managed to find a radio lead and tie it to the hinges of the door to her room and around her neck.

Essex Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray heard Miss Gregory, an ex-heroin addict, had a history of self-harm and had tried to kill herself many times.

The jury returned a verdict that Miss Gregory killed herself while suffering from a diagnosed mental disorder.

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Published Thursday, March 30, 2006

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