A POLICE inquiry was mounted after a Marsden woman’s death, an inquest was told.
The investigation followed news that Michael Slocam was told a man had been seen entering his mother Annie’s flat on the day she died.
He received a phone call from a security firm telling him an unknown man with a briefcase had been seen entering the sheltered housing complex.
But the inquiry by West Yorkshire Police discovered the man was a meter reader visiting the flats complex at Wessen Court and he had not gone into Mrs Slocam’s flat.
Mrs Slocam died from brain injuries, the hearing was told.
The Huddersfield inquest heard yesterday how West Yorkshire Police had ruled out any suspicious circumstances surrounding Mrs Slocam’s death.
Following the phone call from the security company, Mr Slocam had gone round to check on his mother and had found her lying on the floor in a “foetal position”.
Struggling to breathe, she was rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, but tragically died later that evening.
Recording the verdict, Coroner Paul Marks said Mrs Slocam, 83, had died following a fall on August 17, 2011.
A postmortem showed she died from acute subdural haematoma.