A MOTHER from Wrexham was found hanging in her bedroom by her daughter, an inquest has heard.

Mother-of-two Carrie-Ann Braithwaite, 43, was declared dead at her St Giles Crescent home on the evening of June 3, despite the significant efforts of paramedics to save her life.

John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, told the inquest at Wrexham Guildhall that Ms Braithwaite was considered to be a “glass half empty” kind of person by those who knew her.

She had suffered with heroin addiction from her early twenties until her late thirties.

Ms Braithwaite was last seen alive on the morning of her death by her daughter, who lived with her. She was reported to be in good spirits and was watching television in bed but when the daughter arrived home shortly after 7pm she found her hanging.

Ms Braithwaite’s father, Kevin, attended the scene and said in a statement that a large kitchen knife was found in close proximity to her body, which had made him question whether she wanted to take her own life.

In reaching an open conclusion, Mr Gittins told the hearing he could not be satisfied the action Ms Braithwaite took that day was done so with the intention to take her own life.

He said with Ms Braithwaite having been reported as being in good spirits on the morning she died, the knife being found at the location and with no note being left, there was sufficient enough evidence to reach his conclusion.