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Royal baby nurse found hanging by colleagues

Police are investigating emails and phone calls that may help explain the nurse's death. Photo: Met Police

Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse who was found dead after taking a hoax call at the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge, was discovered hanging from a wardrobe door, her inquest has heard.

Mrs Saldanha was found by colleagues in the nursing quarters of the King Edward VII's Hospital, attached by a scarf. There were also marks on her wrists. Attempts to revive her failed.

Two notes were found at the scene and a third was discovered in her belongings.

Mrs Saldanha's family have called for a full inquiry into her death. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The inquest at London's Westminster Coroner's Court was told by Detective Chief Inspector James Harman that these should help to establish the cause of death but he did not reveal their content.

He also said that they had discovered emails and phone calls that may help to establish the facts and said police would be talking to her family and friends.

The Coroner, Dr Fiona Wilcox, passed on her sympathy to Mrs Saldanha's husband and two children, who were not in court. The inquest was opened and adjourned until March 26 next year.