Inquest hears that photographer died from an overdose

Inquest hears that photographer died from an overdose
Sabrina Goacher

The body of Sabrina Goacher, 30, was discovered in a secluded area near Mount Ephraim and Church Road at 8.47pm on Monday, August 19.

She had been reported missing the day before, when she was last seen walking along St John’s Road at around 6.17am.

A local man in his 30s, who was known to Ms Goacher, was arrested following the discovery of her body but later released without charge.

A post-mortem conducted immediately after her death failed to find a cause of death, which the police at the time described as ‘unexplained’.

At the opening of the inquest into her death at Maidstone’s County Hall yesterday [Tuesday], Coroner Roger Hatch was told further toxicology tests revealed the cause of death to have been a propranolol overdose – a type of beta blocker usually prescribed to people with blood pressure or anxiety problems.

Mr Hatch adjourned the full hearing into her death until a later date.

Miss Goacher, who lived in Tunbridge Wells, was a popular figure in the local music scene and worked with a number of bands. She had previously worked at the popular Cassidy’s Sports Bar in Castle Street.

She was a front of house supervisor at West Kent College during the time before her death where she was described as being ‘well-liked and a valued member of the team’.

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