Mum-of-two Jo Niemeyer, who took a fatal overdose, had threatened to kill herself before, an inquest heard.

Mrs Niemeyer, 51, was found unconscious on the sofa by her husband, Martin, at their Moyne Close, Devizes, home on March 26, at around 6.30pm.

An inquest in Salisbury heard that when her husband found her, there were empty medication packets on the coffee table and three empty bottles of alcohol on the sofa. She had also left letters for her two sons.

According to her doctor, Dr Martin Foley, she had been suffering from depression and anxiety for many years and was being treated with medication and counselling. She was in the process of contacting police about events from her childhood, a cause of her anxiety.

In a statement read out in court, Mr Niemeyer said: “Jo was a very private person, she did not discuss what had happened in her childhood.”

She first met her husband at school and they met again in 2008/09. The couple married in July 2013.

On the day of her death she messaged her husband at work saying she was going to travel to Swindon to jump off the multi-storey car park, which she had threatened to do before.

Coroner David Ridley said Mrs Niemeyer died of a fatal dosage of two medications, with alcohol being a contributory factor.