Wife, 38, who was 'addicted' to her cheating husband died of an overdose after she was sent naked pictures of him and her friend, inquest hears

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A woman who was 'addicted' to her cheating husband died of an overdose after she was sent naked photos of him with her friend, an inquest heard.

Sarah-Jane Cunningham, 38, was devastated after her husband Stuart's mistress - a former friend - reportedly sent explicit photos of them together.

Affair - Friend - Teresa - Church - Phone

She was left heartbroken by the affair and confided in her friend Teresa Church in a phone call the evening before she died at home on July 23 last year.

Ms Church said in a statement read to the hearing: 'She knew he was having an affair.'

Norfolk - Area - Coroner - Yvonne - Blake

Norfolk area coroner Yvonne Blake recorded a conclusion that Mrs Cunningham’s death was due to drug and alcohol abuse - but could not conclude that Mrs Cunningham, of Old Catton near Norwich, had intended to kill herself.

Mrs Cunningham, who suffered from 'severe anxiety' was admitted to hospital following overdoses in October 2015 and 2016.

Nights - Hospital - Overdose - Fatal - Day

She spent three nights in hospital after the second overdose, before being released and taking her fatal overdose the next day.

A mental health worker said Mrs Cunningham's death was a 'cry for help' following three bereavements, including her father in 2008.

Sister - Kim - Dodd - Mrs - Cunnigham

Her sister, Kim Dodd, 37, said Mrs Cunnigham had 'destructive' relationships with her husband and alcohol.

She said: 'She was addicted to her husband. They brought out the worst in each other but she would not leave him because she could not cope without him.'

Mrs - Dodd - Mr - Cunningham - Motorcycle

Mrs Dodd said that Mr Cunningham changed after a motorcycle accident in 2014 which left him with post traumatic stress disorder.

She said: 'He had anger management issues after he had his accident. Her problems made his problems worse and they rubbed each other up the wrong way a lot.'

Mrs - Dodd

Mrs Dodd added that...
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