A woman choked to death at her home in Oxfordshire in July, an inquest opening heard. 

Irene Webb aged 71 of Glyme Close in Woodstock was found unresponsive by police on July 10.

She was pronounced dead at the scene at around 1.30pm.

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A post-mortem examination found her cause of death to be asphyxia due to the obstruction of her airway by food.

Schizophrenia was also mentioned in the post-mortem report.

Ms Webb was a retired post office clerk who was born in 1951 in Oxford.

An inquest into her death was opened yesterday (September 6) at Oxford Coroner’s Court.

The purpose of an inquest is to determine the circumstances of an unnatural or unexplained death.

The date for the conclusion of Ms Webb’s inquest has been set for January 30 at 2pm.