Woman found hanged after desperate email

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A woman was found hanged at her home by the married man she had been having an affair with, an inquest was told.

Rachel Young had sent her lover an email saying she could not live without him after he told her would not leave his wife.

Hours later he found Ms Young, 34, dead at her home on Phillip Street, in Marton.

The inquest at Blackpool Town Hall was told Ms Young first knew the man when they were teenagers.

They rekindled their friendship through social networking website Facebook around two-and-a-half years ago and started a romantic relationship although he was married with a young child.

The man told the hearing she wanted him to leave his wife, but he did not want to break up his family.

In the early hours of March 19 this year, Ms Young, who worked as a travel agent in Preston, sent the man an email saying: “I can’t live without you”.

But he did not see it until he set off for work the next morning.

He went round to her house and found her dead.

The man told the inquest: “I knocked on the door and there was no answer, so I tried again.

“I tried the door and put my head round and shouted.

“I opened the second door and saw Rachel.”

He lifted her down and called an ambulance.

A neighbour who had heard some noise went into the house and tried to resuscitate Ms Young but it was too late.

Blackpool’s assistant coroner Derek Baker recorded a verdict that Ms Young had taken her own life.

He said: “Rachel was a popular, healthy young woman with many friends and a loving and supportive family.

“Her life has been tragically cut short and I have no doubt her death is rooted in this turbulent, although maybe that is too strong a word, relationship.”

He added: “I have no doubt that if that was her feeling, that this relationship was never going to come to fruition, that had a devastating effect on her.”