AN inquest has opened into the death of a teaching assistant who was found hanged at her home in Netherton.

Julie Hutchinson, aged 50, was taken to Russells Hall Hospital after she was found by a family member at her home in Stadium Drive, but she was pronounced dead.

An inquest was opened at Black Country Coroners Court yesterday (Monday July 6) following Mrs Hutchinson’s death on June 26 which the hearing was told was due to hanging.

The inquest was adjourned until July 28 at 10.30am.