Weekend ends in overdose tragedy

A WEEKEND away in Blackpool ended in tragedy for a young woman from Wales.

Rhian Williams was visiting the resort with her partner Belinda Tomas- zewski, when she died from an overdose.

Her inquest at Blackpool Coroner’s Court heard the couple from mid-Glamorgan went out on the night of May 23, but Ms Williams, who was 28, returned alone at 1am to the Harlands Hotel, Queen’s Promenade, Bispham, where they were staying.

A statement by hotel owner Graham Yeo told how Ms Tomaszewski returned to the hotel at 4.20am. A taxi driver woke him up by ringing the doorbell demanding payment.

That morning at breakfast, he noticed both women were missing. After he and a colleague failed to get a response from the room, a worker climbed in through a window.

Mr Yeo said Ms Williams was on the floor and there was a “bulk” under the duvet.

He did chest compressions on Ms Williams.

He said: “Belinda suddenly came round and was hysterical. She was screaming and the paramedics asked me to take her out.”

Ms Tomaszewski said on the Saturday night before Ms Williams died, they went out drinking, but argued and Ms Williams went back to the hotel while she stayed out.

She did recall Ms Williams opening the door for her.

A post mortem revealed Ms Williams died from combined clozapine, citalopram – both prescribed drugs – and amphetamine poisoning.

Coroner Anne Hind, recording a verdict of death by misadventure, said she did not believe Ms Williams had intended to take her own life.