A Haverhill landlady's death has been ruled as accidental by a Suffolk coroner after her jumper became caught.

On Monday, the inquest for Diana Bruton, landlady of the Queen’s Head in Haverhill.

Ms Bruton died at home in the pub on November 2 last year, aged 66. 

At the opening of her inquest on April 12, the court heard that Ms Bruton was discovered by her partner in the morning of Thursday, November 2.

He had last seen her the previous evening and had described her as being happy.

When her partner found her on the morning of November 2, Ms Bruton was “slumped” over a bar stool.

The court heard it appeared that her jumper had become caught on a hook on the wall. 

On Monday, the court heard that police have reviewed CCTV footage, which confirms that she had tried to free herself from the hook but was unable to do so.

A toxicology report also showed that she had a “potentially lethal” quantity of alcohol in her system at the time of her death.

Assistant coroner for Suffolk Dr Daniel Sharpstone found that Ms Bruton died as the result of this and from her jumper acting as a ligature.

He ruled that her death was the result of an accident.