A husband was left devastated as he woke up and found his wife dead during their anniversary trip, an inquest heard.

Noel Rogers said he knew his wife Porsche Louise Rogers was dead when he found her in their hotel room at the Berwyn Arms in Glyndyfrdwy, near Corwen, on October 29, 2019, the day they were due to leave.

An inquest in Ruthin heard Mrs Rogers had alcohol in her system at just under twice the legal driving limit and anti-convulsant and anti-psychotic medicines, at therapeutic levels – reports North Wales Live.

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Mr Rogers told the inquest he went outside to get help after finding his wife on the floor and a refuse collector called the police.

There was a large age gap between the two, Mrs Rogers, of Pen Y Foel, Welshpool, was aged 22 and Mr Rogers was in his 70s.

Mr Rogers said the two had met when his wife, formerly known as Amy Louise Roberts, was homeless in Wrexham. She used a wheelchair and came to live with him at a previous bungalow in Acrefair.

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At the inquest, he denied he had groomed or exploited her and said they “fell for each other” and Mr Rogers had looked after her.

They had gone to the Berwyn Arms to celebrate their first anniversary and had stayed there for eight nights.

The night before, he went to bed about 9.30pm because he was driving the next day and Mrs Rogers stayed up.

However the landlady at the time, Julie Redmond, called the police, after Mrs Rogers became difficult, when she was refused another drink. Ms Redmond feared the 22-year-old was going to go off in her wheelchair along the A5.

Eventually, after her husband came down and being spoken to by officers, Mrs Rogers went to her room. Mr Rogers said he didn’t remember her coming in, before making the awful discovery the next morning.

He said: “I was devastated and upset. I couldn’t understand why she did it.”

The inquest heard Mrs Rogers had a complex mental health history and had been in the care system when she was younger.

Her mother, Linda Roberts, had concerns about the circumstances surrounding her death and said she believed Mrs Rogers would not have taken her own life.

A police inquiry found no suspicious circumstances and an Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) probe, found nothing wrong with the way officers dealt with Mrs Rogers at the hotel.

Coroner for North Wales East and Central, John Gittins, recorded a conclusion of misadventure.

He said he didn’t believe she had intended to take her own life but that her actions were “fogged” by alcohol.

Mr Gittins said: “I don’t think this was deliberately intended.”

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