Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 13°C

Search
Suffolk Business Awards 2018 Tickets

Seasonal affective disorder sufferer found hanged at Stowmarket home

PUBLISHED: 09:02 26 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:30 26 March 2018

The Coroners Court at Beacon House, White House Road, Ipswich. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

The Coroners Court at Beacon House, White House Road, Ipswich. Picture: ADAM HOWLETT

Archant

A woman who suffered from a condition which made her depressed during winter was found hanged at her Suffolk home, an inquest heard.

Coroner Kevin McCarthy opened the inquest into the death of Brenda Upson, 53, at a hearing in Ipswich.

The court heard Ms Upson was found dead at her home in Hall Road, Stowmarket, on February 13.

Mr McCarthy said she had been found hanged and the death was confirmed by a paramedic.

Ms Upson was said to have suffered from seasonal affective disorder - a condition which can cause depression, low mood or a lack of energy during winter months.

The NHS says SAD is sometimes known as “winter depression” because the symptoms tend to be more severe during the winter.

Ms Upson was also said to have recently suffered a family bereavement.

Mr McCarthy said the inquest would resume on Friday, June 22.

A Suffolk seaside town has defied national trends to see property prices soar – retaining its position among the top three priciest coastal locations.

Police investigating the death of a man found stabbed in Chelmsford this morning say initial enquiries indicate it was a ‘targeted, drugs-related incident’.

Firefighters tackled a blaze in Clacton-on-Sea this afternoon where a shed fire had spread to a neighbouring bungalow.

Suffolk police have issued a renewed appeal for witnesses after man in his 20s was stabbed in Ipswich.

A Suffolk care farm and animal shelter is just a few days from being left homeless after failing to find a new site.

A 36-year-old man from Ipswich has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years after being convicted of an attempted rape and three sexual assaults.

A missing 23-year-old man from Colchester who was reported missing by his family on Monday has been found.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24