Death probe adjourned

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AN INQUEST into the death of a woman found in a Sheffield hospital with a dressing gown cord around her neck has been adjourned for the coroner to consider his verdict.

Maria Evans, aged 20, was being held in a secure psychiatric unit at the Northern General Hospital when she died in November 2009.

The inquest heard she had a borderline personality disorder and began self-harming at the age of eight.

She took her first overdose aged 10.

She was admitted to the hospital under the Mental Health Act after she climbed onto the roof of the building and threatened to jump off.

The inquest was told she had attempted to put shoelaces and a belt around her neck eight times before her death.