An inquest has concluded into the death of a mother-of-two from west Suffolk.

Laura Turner was 43 when she died at home in Haverhill last July.

Those gathered at Suffolk Coroners’ Court in Ipswich heard that Ms Turner suffered with fibromyalgia, a long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.

Because of this, Ms Turner had been prescribed pain killers, including morphine sulphate tablets (MST).

The court heard that Ms Turner had struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol for a number of years.

She had used these experiences to help others suffering the same issues, and volunteered as a peer mentor for Turning Point.

Turning Point offers support to people struggling with a range of issues, including addiction, mental health difficulties, learning disabilities and homelessness.

Police and paramedics attended Ms Turner’s home address in Haverhill on the evening of July 21 last year, after a friend and a neighbour became concerned that they had been unable to contact her or gain entry to her house.

Paramedics attempted to revive Ms Turner, but were unable to save her.

A post-mortem examination showed that Ms Turner had a number of prescription drugs in her system at the time of her death, but found that they were all in "therapeutic level", the court heard.

Senior Coroner for Suffolk Nigel Parsley said that he agreed with Ms Turner’s family, and did not believe that she had taken her own life.

He said that there was no drug in her system which was more prominent than the others, which suggested to him that she had not intentionally taken an overdose.

Mr Parsley concluded that Ms Turner had suffered a drug related death as the result of an accidental overdose of prescription medication.

He ended proceedings by passing on his own heartfelt condolences to Ms Turner’s family.