The family of a beloved Wiltshire cafe owner has paid tribute to her following an inquest into her death.

Nichole Dolores Adjerid, known as Nicola Doyle, ran Jolly’s Irish Cafe in Chippenham Market Place for 20 years and became a popular figure in the town during that time.

On May 25 last year, the business owner was found dead at her home in Audley Road, and emergency services were called to the scene.

An inquest into her death, held on Friday, February 23, found that Nicola had intended to take her own life.

Nicola’s family are hopeful they will now be able to find closure following the conclusion of the inquest.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Nicola’s son Youcef Adjerid added that his mum is still missed and loved by those who knew her, nearly a year on from her death.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Nicola DoyleNicola Doyle (Image: Newsquest)

He said: “We would like our family’s privacy to be observed during this time whilst we finally get the closure we were looking for.

“Nicola is still terribly missed by everyone who knew her, and we’ll continue to love and miss her every day.”

The inquest, at Wiltshire and Swindon Coroner's Court in Salisbury, heard that Nicola had suffered from “chronic” back issues that contributed to her closing Jolly’s in March 2023.

At the time Nicola described the decision as “heartbreaking” and tributes flooded in from customers.

A GP report explained that her “significant and worsening back pain” meant she was no longer able to run the business.

Nicola also faced financial issues, made worse by a dispute with British Gas over a £15,000 energy bill.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Tributes were left for Nicola following her deathTributes were left for Nicola following her death (Image: Trevor Porter)

Her GP described her mood as “low” during their last appointment together.

Area Coroner Ian Singleton ruled Nicola had intended to take her own life and recorded a conclusion of suicide.

Police said they found no evidence of suspicious circumstances at the scene.

In a statement read out by Coroner Singleton during the inquest, Youcef told the court his mum was an incredibly hard-working woman who put others first.

He said: “Mum was constantly working, she worked so hard at the cafe, and it was always packed, she got it from nothing to something.

“She was bubbly and outgoing… she knitted the family together, put everyone else first, and was constantly supporting everyone.”

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