Mother died after fall on night out

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A MOTHER-of-three who is thought to have banged her head after a night out on Saturday died this week in hospital.

Pamela Barrett, a grandmother-of-five from Moreton Hall, was described by her daughter Julie Salisbury as ‘hard working, lovable, fun, someone who would literally give you her last penny’.

She had been out with relatives on the night of the accident, which happened near a flight of steps in Angel Yard, Market Place, Saxmundham, at around 11.10pm.

The 52-year-old, who worked at Premier Foods during the week and at BMI Healthcare at weekends, was taken to Ipswich Hospital, where she died on Monday surrounded by family.

A post-mortem examination revealed she died as a result of an internal brain bleed, after sustaining a head injury in a fall or collapse.

Mrs Salisbury said: “She lived for her family. Her grandkids were everything to her – they’re going to find it extremely difficult when it sinks in.”

An inquest was opened and adjourned on Tuesday.

Police do not believe the death to be suspicious and are awaiting results of toxicology tests, being carried out to give a full picture of what happened.

A funeral service will be held at West Suffolk Crematorium on Thursday at 9.45am.