A mother threw herself off the balcony of her second floor flat, an inquest heard yesterday.

Lisa Skillett, 35, of Stockleys Road, Marston, Oxford, was found dead in a hedge next to her flat on August 17 last year.

The unemployed mother-of-one, who had a history of alcohol abuse, was almost three times over the drink drive limit.

At Oxfordshire Coroners’ Court yesterday, Coroner Darren Salter recorded a verdict that Miss Skillett took her own life.