A WOMAN has been found dead in her bathroom.

Alison Clare was living in a semi-detached bungalow in Chandler's Ford with her three dogs and a cat when Angela Pothecary found her dead on the floor on May 17, 2018, an inquest heard.

Ms Pothecary, who used to walk Mr Clare's dogs, said the 50-year-old was very private.

Giving evidence during an inquest held at Winchester Coroner's Court, Ms Pothecary said: "She used to sleep most of the day and she would get up at nine and be up all night.

"I think she liked to be lonely."

The court heard how Ms Clare had problems with her legs and had fallen on the floor on other occasions in the past.

She also suffered from fibromyalgia and was under medications, the court was told.

Post-mortem examinations showed that different medications - one of which was almost 12 times the therapeutic limit - were found in her body at the time of her death.

Pathologist Dr Al-Badri told the court that her skull was also fractured.

Recording a verdict of drug related death, senior coroner Grahame Short said she struck her head and had internal bleeding which affected the brain.

He added: "She had a stage where she was not willing to to leave the property very often and I suspect that she had some mental problems. There is nothing to suggest that this was a deliberate overdose. It is possible that it was accidental, she took more drugs than she intended. The drugs she took led to her collapse or fall, that then led to her death."