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MOTHER'S 'WAIT FOR AMBULANCE' Children `found their mum's body'.

Byline: Lisa Jones

RELATIVES of a woman who died from an overdose claim more than an hour elapsed before an ambulance was called to her aid.

After the inquest into her death, the family of Wendy Alyson Morrisey, 35, say they are still searching for answers.

The inquest in Merthyr Tydfil was told Ms Morrisey's body was found in the bedroom of her house in Bryntirion, Abercynon, by two of her four children.

In his statement, her ex-husband Wayne Gunter - who did not appear in court - said she had been clearing the house.

He explained that the children went there at his request at around 3.30pm on September 20 last yea r.

Mr Gunter, also of Bryntirion, said: ``They came back screaming `Mam's lying on the floor'.''

He said his disability prevented him from walking to the house 13 doors away so he asked a neighbour for a lift.

In his statement he added that upon finding his ex-wife, he said he could not feel a pulse. Theresa Jones, her sister, told the coroner: ``The ambulance arrived an hour and 10 minutes after she was found.''

Dr Samuel Kiberu, of Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr, said Ms Morrisey had lethal amounts of painkillers and anti-depressants in her blood.

The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.
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