A 54-YEAR-OLD Wollescote woman hanged herself from the stair banisters as her husband was out shopping.

Bridget Priest, of Woodfield Avenue, was receiving treatment from Bushey Fields for her depression and low self esteem.

On May 6, her husband Leslie has gone out shopping leaving her doing a crossword. When he returned he found her hanging from the banisters.

Postmortem results indicated there were no drugs in her system, which suggested she wasn’t taking her prescribed medication.

Recording a verdict that she had killed herself by hanging, Black Country Coroner Robin Balmain told Mr Priest: “This is all very sad for you. I am very sorry this has happened to you.”