A RETIRED factory worker from Southampton died from exposure to asbestos, an inquest heard.

Renee Dyer, of Quayside Road, died at Southampton General Hospital shortly after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

A Southampton inquest heard how the 70-year-old came into contact with the substance while working in an electrical components factory for just four months during the 1960s.

A biopsy taken after her death on April 18 last year confirmed that she had mesothelioma.

Southampton Coroner Keith Wiseman recorded an industrial disease death determination.