A mum-of-three is believed to have died after falling down the stairs of her home, an inquest has heard.

Suzanne Curtis, who was a health and wellbeing coordinator at St Joseph's School and Sixth Form Centre in Port Talbot, died at her home in Baglan Road on July 20.

An inquest, which opened on Thursday, heard the 37-year-old was found by police at the bottom of the stairs.

Acting senior coroner Colin Phillips said: "Police attended and it seems she was found at the bottom of the stairs. CID were involved in the investigation and did not suspect any third-party involvement.

"It's believed she tragically fell down the stairs."

The death of Miss Curtis, who was born in Aberdeen, was described as "sudden and unexplained".

St Joseph's head teacher Eugene Scourfield said in a tribute: "Suzanne will be greatly missed by her family and friends and by all of our school community.

"Her colleagues will miss her and our pupils will miss her too, especially those with whom she had regular and direct contact."

A prayer service was held at the school on July 26 which saw counsellors on hand to offer support.

The inquest has now been adjourned until January 9 next year pending the results of a post-mortem examination and toxicology reports.