Killed by overdose near mum’s home

the late Lyndsay Sherratt
the late Lyndsay Sherratt
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A DRUG overdose killed a woman who collapsed just yards from her mother’s home.

Lindsey Sherratt had been trying to give up heroin when she was found slumped by public toilets on Burnley Road in Mytholmroyd, an inquest heard.

The 36-year-old had been in the toilets with a man before she collapsed on April 29, 2010.

Burnt foil was found in there with what appeared to be residue of heroin.

Two women who saw her lying in the street tried to resuscitate her before an ambulance arrived and took her to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The inquest, held at Halifax Town Hall, heard Lindsey had not been taking drugs recently and a friend who was with her the night before she died, Nicholas Broughm, said she was determined to stay clean.

“She was adamant that she was getting clean and getting her life together,” he said,

“She used to sob about what she had put her mum through with her drug-taking and she was sorry for how she was but she so wanted to get clean.”

The man Lindsey was with was arrested but no charges were brought against him.

Her mum, Moya Pearce, saw the emergency services through the kitchen window of her home on New Road.

But she did not know for several hours that it was her daughter they were tending to.

“She died almost on my doorstep and everyone in Mytholmroyd knew but not me,” she said, “No one came to tell me.”

Coroner Paul Marks recorded that Lindsey died as a result of an abuse of drugs.

Ms Pearce said she been travelling to several places with her daughter and she had some lovely memories of her.

Lindsey, who grew up in Greetland and went to Brooksbank School in Elland, was described by her family as bubbly and they said she enjoyed art, music, fashion and spending time with a her loved-ones.

“She got in with the wrong group of people,” said Ms Pearce. “All her family will miss her.”