An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who died following a fall.

Jennifer Woodford, of Kilmeston Close, Eastleigh, died after she suffered a fall at her home on Thursday, March 7.

Area coroner Jason Pegg, who opened the inquest at Winchester Coroner's Court on Wednesday, March 20, said the 69-year-old was taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, where she died.

Mr Pegg said that the medics who attended the scene after Ms Woodford's fall raised concerns about possible self-neglect.

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He also said that Ms Woodford also had breast cancer, which is believed to have contributed to her death.

A preliminary cause of death has been given as acute respiratory distress syndrome, urosepsis and myocardial infarction.

The full inquest will take place at Winchester Coroners Court on March 6 next year.