Woman died at Beachy Head

A woman took her own life at Beachy Head following a terminal cancer diagnosis.

Thursday, 24th September 2020, 10:47 am
Eastbourne Town Hall (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190425-155116008

Sixty-four-year-old June Wilma Fulton had been staying with her partner Colin Grostate at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne during a break from her home in Thirlmere Avenue, Ramsgate, Kent.

On the morning of January 4 this year, the post office supervisor told Mr Grostate she was going for a walk.

Her body was found at the foot of cliffs.

An inquest into Mrs Fulton’s death was held at Eastbourne Town Hall on Wednesday (September 23).

The inquest was told Mrs Fulton had suffered with extended periods of ill health and in December last year was told she had terminal throat cancer.

East Sussex coroner James Healy-Pratt recorded a verdict that Mrs Fulton had taken her own life and had intended to do so following extended ill health.

If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this article, the Samaritans may be able to help – the charity’s helpline number is 116 123.

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