'No one is to separate me from my babies': Harrowing note left by mother who killed herself and her two young children with methadone before being found next to a bottle of 'holy water', inquest hears

Mail Online | 1/12/2018 | Thomas Burrows for MailOnline
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A mother who killed herself and her two young children with fatal overdoses of methadone left a note saying 'no one is to separate me from my babies', an inquest heard today.

Dolce-Mai Dada, nine, and Rhys Dada, three, were found dead last January in their Greenwich home after ingesting a toxic mix of drugs, alongside their mother Sydnie-Blu Macfarlane, 28.

Days - Death - Ms - Macfarlane - Friend

In the days before her death Ms Macfarlane told a friend she had 'nothing to live for' and her former partner Sean Dada was seeking full custody of their children.

She said she was facing eviction from her home, and had recently fallen pregnant and miscarried.

Letter - Ms - Macfarlane - Home - Mum

A letter found in Ms Macfarlane's home entitled 'to Mum and family' read: 'I guess no one will ever understand why I done what I done.'

The inquest at Southwark Coroner's Court heard how a handwritten note was found in the house stating: 'We are to be buried together. No one is to separate me from my babies.'

Heard - Emergency - Services - January - Year

The inquest heard when emergency services were called on 30 January last year to the address in Greenwich, south-east London, an ambulance crew found an adult female and two children dead on a bed under a duvet, with an assortment of drugs nearby.

Paramedic Anna Williamson, from the London Ambulance Service, attended the home just after 6.30pm.

People - Ms - Macfarlane - Sister - Door

She said she was met by three people, including Ms Macfarlane's sister, at the door.

The paramedic said: 'The sister said she hadn't spoken to the female since January 22 and the two children had not attended school that day.

Neighbour - Magnet - Keys - Door - Inside

'A neighbour had managed to use a magnet to get the keys. The door was locked from the inside.'

The crew entered the property and in the lounge found notes on A4 paper laid on the floor.

Living - Room - Walls

There was also writing on the living room walls, including...
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