A heartbroken woman took her own life after being unable to attend the funeral of her 93-year-old grandmother because of restrictions on lockdown, an inquiry heard.
In the letter that was found in her bedroom, Abby, from Penllergaer, Swansea, said she wanted to “give her a hug and say she loves her.”
PC Kira Davies said during the investigation that the police did not know when the note was written, but it did not “appear to be a suicide message.” Around 30 minutes after her tragic fall, Abby was struck by a driver, but a Swansea Coroner’s Court coroner concluded that her death was suicide and that after a fall from height, she had suffered fatal chest injuries.
In her system, toxicology tests have detected alcohol and prescription drugs.
Alan Hussey, Abigail’s father, told The Sun Online that his daughter was distraught and she was unable to travel 200 miles to her grandmother’s funeral. He claims that suicide was the cause of his daughter’s death. He said, “I’ll never know what was in her head at that time but I think her nan’s death just two weeks ago from the virus contributed to it,”
“She was extremely upset and sad when nan died so suddenly. Abby was desperate to go and say goodbye to her at the service, but she was worried about breaking the lockdown travel ban.”
He was shocked by the news, Mr. Hussey added, since the last time they had talked was the evening before she was found, when she seemed all right.