Owen Paterson's wife, 63, hanged herself in woodland near the family home

Tory MP Owen Paterson's wife, 63, hanged herself in woodland near the family home after googling suicide methods three times, inquest hears Aintree racecourse chairman Rose Paterson found dead in early hours of June 24 Coroner today reached a verdict of suicide with hanging as the cause of death  Mr Paterson said it was 'absolutely tragic' to hear the inquest's conclusion   For confidential support call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit Samaritans.org  

By Shekhar Bhatia and Rory Tingle For Mailonline

Published: 11:38 BST, 22 September 2020 | Updated: 11:41 BST, 22 September 2020

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Tory MP Owen Paterson's wife took her own life by hanging after Googling suicide methods three times, a coroner ruled today. 

Aintree racecourse chairman Rose Paterson, 63, was found dead in woodland near her family home in Ellesmere, near Wrexham, in the early hours of June 24. 

Her husband told an inquest by video link in Shrewsbury that when he was shown her body around 6am it was 'evident' she had taken her own life.

He said in a statement after today's verdict: 'The Coroner’s verdict confirming that my wife Rose committed suicide by hanging is absolutely tragic for me, our family and all who knew her.

'We were married for 40 very happy years. Rose will be remembered as a devoted, loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as a most successful professional in her varied careers in the arts, charity and racing. We are still a long way from

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