A CORONER conducting an inquest into the death of a young woman from Bishampton has recorded a verdict of suicide.

Selina Hazel Tank, aged 24, pictured right, a former pupil at Pershore High School, was found hanging at her home in January.

During the inquest at Worcestershire Coroners Court in Stourport last Wednesday, Margaret Barnard, the deputy county coroner, said that Miss Tank had left a suicide note and that her doctor had been treating her for depression. The inquest also revealed that Miss Tank was unemployed at the time of her death.

Her body was discovered hanging from the bottom of the stairs in her home by her father Paul Tank, the court heard, when he returned to the house at about 3.30pm on January 15 this year. There was no evidence of intrusion.

A toxicology report also established a small amount of paracetamol in her system, which was consistent with therapeutic use and there was no indication of an overdose.

The coroner confirmed that Miss Tank’s doctor, Dr John Doran, had been treating her for depression and that she had talked about suicide to him.

The coroner said: “The note left by Selina said she was sorry for her actions. I am satisfied that the death occurred as a result of a deliberate act by the deceased. She intended that the consequence would be her own death. I conclude that Selina killed herself.”

Miss Tank leaves behind her father Paul, a sister and a brother. Her funeral took place at Bishampton Church in February.

Her father said: “We miss her deeply. It’s a very traumatic situation, but it is what it is.”