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Inquest hears Butlins worker was found hanging

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An inquest delivered an open verdict after a Butlins worker was discovered hanging in her staff accommodation on Boxing Day last year.

Caroline Sulley, 23, was found by a staff member in her on-site accommodation in Skegness after concerns were raised over her whereabouts after not arriving at 
work.

Ms Sulley had been drinking the previous evening with colleagues at their Christmas meal and was in high spirits, telling a colleague she was looking forward to moving in to a new flat.

A toxicology report determined that Ms Sulley had 225mg of alcohol in 100ml in her blood - an amount which is almost three times the drink-drive limit of 80.

The anti-depressant citralopram was also found in Ms Sulley’s system.

Ms Sulley had been treated for mental health issues for a number of years and had, on one occasion, previously threatened to hang herself it was reported.

On Wednesday, sitting at Lindum House, Spilsby, Deputy Coroner Paul Smith recorded an open verdict.

He said he did not believe beyond reasonable doubt that it was Ms Sulley’s intention to kill herself as she did not leave a note and had a positive demeanour the day before her death.

 
 
 

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