AN Aberporth woman who took her own life was involved in a “tempestuous” relationship with her partner, an inquest has been told.

Louise Yvonne Duckworth, aged 36, was found hanged in the garage of the home of her grandfather where she was living at the time, the inquest at Aberystwyth heard.

A post-mortem showed she was two and a half times over the drink-drive limit.

The inquest heard from her partner Dafydd Mark Davies, with whom she had a son, that he had talked to Louise earlier on the phone and that she had seem ‘distressed’.

Mr Davies said she had then asked him to pick up their son after a birthday party and while Miss Duckworth had then appeared calm, he said he could tell she had been drinking.

“I thought to myself that I was not playing happy families and said to my son let’s go. She cuddled him and said: ‘Mummy will always love you’”, said Mr Davies.

He admitted that their relationship had been “troubled” and that he had been cautioned by the police in the past for damaging Louise’s phone.

The inquest also heard that, on a separate occasion, members of the public had called police when Louise had been found at Aberaeron in a distressed state.

Coroner Peter Brunton recorded a conclusion of suicide.

He said: “This is a very sad case of a mother with a young son. She had a tempestuous relationship with her partner. It was clearly an up and down relationship.

“There was an altercation on the day of her death when she went to the birthday party. She clearly had a few drinks and maybe words were exchanged.

“There was no direct indication she was going to take her own life but I am in no doubt she deliberately brought her own life to an end.

“I offer my profound sympathy to Miss Duckworth’s family and my heart goes out to you all.”

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