A NEARLY 100-year-old woman died after an overdose.

At Oxford Coroners Court on Wednesday the head coroner, Darren Salter, couldn't rule out that she did it intentionally.

Statements from people who knew Daisy Spedding, 96, described how she had been in a 'low mood and physical pain' in the time leading up to her death on July 15.

Her carers had gone to check on her at around 6.30pm on July 13 but had found her unresponsive in her armchair at her house on Woodstock Close, Oxford.

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There was also pills in her mouth and on her lap.

Paramedics took her to the John Radcliffe Hospital, where she died the next day.

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In a statement the coroner said he was giving a 'narrative conclusion', explaining the verdict: "She often spoke of not wanting to be alive but there is insufficient evidence to determine if she took an intentional overdose of her prescribed medication with the intention of ending her life."

Ms Spedding has been born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in October 1924 before moving to Oxford where she worked as a school matron.

Her medical cause of death was an overdose and severe depression with a secondary cause of death as chronic kidney disease, heart failure, ischaemic heart disease and heart block.