A heartbroken wife who was found hanged when her husband of 15 years returned home from a “Fight 4 Grenfell” charity boxing match, had begged for one last chance to save their marriage, an inquest heard.

Joanna Williams, from Flackwell Heath, was discovered hanged with music playing from her tablet computer and next to an open bottle of Taittinger Champagne.

The devastated woman believed her marriage of 15 years was over and left five white envelopes for friends and family, along with a gold ring which she place beside her.

In a statement her husband Robert Williams told an inquest: “Recently, our relationship had been on the rocks.”

The husband explained that around eight years ago their marriage struggled and they went to counselling but over recent weeks it had begun to crumble again.

He added: “I said I could not be in this relationship anymore. She came up with a lot of ideas to help us get through it.

“She went to counselling and hypnotherapy to get through her bad memories because she was adopted. She did not speak to many people in the family,” he told the Buckinghamshire coroner.

The spouse explained that in their most recent argument, 51-year-old Joanna had begged for one more chance at their marriage.

He said: “I said I was happy to try but I could not guarantee anything. She spent the last week crying, she wanted me to stay in the relationship.”

On November 10 last year Mr Williams went to a “Fight 4 Grenfell” charity boxing match at the Queen Mother Sports Centre in London's Victoria to support the Grenfell Foundation following the 2017 tragedy.

The coroner, sitting at Beaconsfield, heard that Robert left home at 2.30pm and received a WhatsApp message from his wife which read: “I will always love you. I am sorry I keep pushing, I said I would always fight.”

Robert returned to their home on Highfield Road at 10.15pm and noticed the curtains were not drawn.

He said: “I could hear music coming from our office, I walked in and found her hanged.”

In his evidence, the husband recalled that the music was coming from her tablet computer and an opened bottle of Taittinger Champagne was near her.

A pathologist who carried out a post mortem examination on Joanna's body, said that the medical cause of her death was asphyxia due to hanging.

Joanna’s sister Rachel and her wife Viv, sat together in the coroner's court listening to the evidence.

Senior coroner Crispin Butler said: “It is very clear a tragic event has occurred. However the act that Joanna undertook was intended to end her life.”

Mr Butler recorded a conclusion of suicide. He spoke directly to the visibly upset family, saying: “All my best wishes for the future.”

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