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Inquest opened into death of woman, 30, in Hawarden

A WOMAN whose death led to a man being arrested on suspicion of murder, was found hanged in a bedroom, it was revealed today.

Claire Louise Ashcroft, a 30-year-old mother of two young children, was found dead at her home in Upper Aston Hall Lane, on Wednesday evening.

Her death was treated initially as suspicious and it led to the arrest of a 34-year-old-man on suspicion of murder.

But following a post mortem by Home Office pathologist Dr Brian Rogers yesterday (Thursday) the death was no longer treated as suspicious and the man was released without charge.

Acting north east Wales coroner John Gittins confirmed that an inquest had been opened on Ms Ashcroft and the provisional cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging.

Her body had been found hanging in a bedroom at her semi-detached council home. He confirmed her death was not suspicious and adjourned the inquest to a future date while inquiries continue.

Yesterday there were four bouquets of flowers outside her home with messages of sympathy from local people.

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