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Hairdresser found dead on her mobility scooter was six times the drink-drive limit, inquest hears

A hairdresser found dead in her mobility scooter was more than six times the legal drink-drive limit, an inquest heard.

Tracey Ann Campbell, 54, told her partner she was heading to the shops last December but he became worried when she failed to return to her home in Abergele, north Wales.

He then looked out from the living room window and found her ‘slumped on the driveway in her mobility scooter,’ Ruthin Coroner’s Court heard.

Tracey Ann Campbell (pictured), 54, told her partner she was heading to the shops last December but he became worried when she failed to return to her home in Abergele, north Wales

Tracey Ann Campbell (pictured), 54, told her partner she was heading to the shops last December but he became worried when she failed to return to her home in Abergele, north Wales

Tracey Ann Campbell (pictured), 54, told her partner she was heading to the shops last December but he became worried when she failed to return to her home in Abergele, north Wales

Paramedics were called to Ms Campbell’s home and she was pronounced dead at the scene on December 4.

Coroner John Gittins said a post-mortem examination gave a provisional cause of death given as a fatty liver, of which alcohol toxicity contributed.

He said toxicology tests showed a ‘high alcohol level’ of 487mg alcohol per 100ml of blood – far past the legal driving limit of 80mg.  

He then looked out from the living room window and found her 'slumped on the driveway in her mobility scooter,' Ruthin Coroner's Court heard. Pictured: Stock image

He then looked out from the living room window and found her 'slumped on the driveway in her mobility scooter,' Ruthin Coroner's Court heard. Pictured: Stock image

He then looked out from the living room window and found her ‘slumped on the driveway in her mobility scooter,’ Ruthin Coroner’s Court heard. Pictured: Stock image

The inquest was adjourned to a date yet to be fixed.

A funeral notice from Ms Campbell’s family said she would be ‘greatly missed by all’ and asked for donations for the special care baby unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

It added: ‘It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tracey at home, she will be greatly missed by all.’

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