Duchess Kate hoax call nurse Jacintha Saldanha 'hanged herself'
Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who was fooled by a hoax call to the London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge, was later found hanged, an inquest has heard.
Saldanha was found dead in her nurses' quarters on Friday, three days after the call from Australian radio presenters pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles.
Westminster Coroner's Court heard that there were also injuries to her wrist.
The inquest was opened and adjourned until 26 March.
"On Friday 7 December Jacintha Saldanha was found by a colleague and a member of security staff. Sadly she was found hanging," the BBC quoted Det Ch Insp James Harman as telling the court.
"There was also injuries to her wrist. The London Ambulance Service was called to the scene. At this time there are no suspicious circumstances," Harman said.
Two notes were found in the 46-year-old's room and another among her possessions, the court was also told.
The mother of two transferred the telephone call on 4 December to a colleague who then gave a detailed update on the Duchess' condition to the hoaxers.
The royal was receiving treatment at King Edward VII Hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness.