AN inquest heard tributes to a 'precious sister' who became a family's 'rock' following her father's death.

Tiborne Barkoczi, 37, was found deceased in the garden of her Fountains Avenue home in Workington, on July 29, 2022.

The inquest, in Cockermouth Coroners' Court, on Thursday, heard statements from her family in Hungary and also neighbours, emergency services and her GP.

Beata Uveges said: "She was my precious sister, we did everything together as kids, we were like twins and she always protected me.

"She was the rock of our family, she was smart, top of the class. As an adult she was the same.

"Our dad's passing 10 years ago shocked her to the core. She took over responsibilities and moved to London to support the family."

She supported the family emotionally and financially, said Miss Uveges.

"We were very close and spoke every day," she said.

Four years ago Ms Barkoczi got together with a man who abused her, said Miss Uveges. "She turned to drink."

Her GP outlined her history of mentally illness. In particular she had depression and anxiety and had problems with excessive alcohol consumption, the inquest heard.

A neighbour found Ms Barkoczi deceased in her back garden.

A toxicology report showed that before her death she had drunk alcohol and taken an anxiety-relief drug.

Following a post mortem, the pathologist gave the medical cause of death as 'hanging'.

The inquest heard that her last message to her family included the "last picture of me".

Coroner Robert Cohen said of the family: "I understand they must have a massive hole left as a result of her sad death.

"They told me she was very kind and helpful, full of joy, always smiling."

In his summing up, he said: "Tiborne had a past medical history of depression, anxiety and excessive consumption of alcohol.

"She was found unresponsive. Ambulance was called but it was not possible to resuscitate her.

"I'm satisfied Tiborne died as a result of her own act. Because of her low mood and the message she sent I'm also satisfied she intended to end her own life."

He concluded her death was suicide.

"I would like to say how profoundly sorry I am for the death of Tiborne and the grief her family must feel," he said.

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