Starved To Death Mum, Charlotte Broad, 32, died of malnutrition after refusing to eat anything but snack foods

 Starved To Death Mum, Charlotte Broad, 32,
Starved To Death Mum, Charlotte Broad, 32,

Charlotte Broad, 32, who coiled into depression after she had a stillbirth and survived off snack food which she would purge.

Doctors treating Charlotte – who has two young daughters aged 11 and six – felt helpless as she refused to eat or even drink, and would constantly vomit, so much so that her throat turned black.

Even when she was pregnant, Charlotte, who lived in Winchester, ate only “Irn Bru and Wotsits”, the court heard.

Today at Winchester Coroners Court, Hants, her heartbroken partner of 10 years Mark Darley said: “When we first met she was OK.

“She ate cheese and onion crisps, poppadoms and prawn crackers and that was it. She never ate anything else.”

Miss Broad was admitted to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, in Winchester, Hants, on January 3, 2019, after being bed bound for nearly six weeks, before passing away nearly two weeks later on January 18.

She was taken to A and E by an ambulance after her husband finally managed to convince her to go to get treatment.

When in hospital Miss Broad repeatedly refused food, or would not even receive nutrition through an intravenous drip.

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When doctors asked her if she understood what was going to happen if she didn’t eat she responded: “I’m probably going to die”.

Six days before her death on January 13, Miss Broad said she did not want to be examined anymore and refused to let doctors take blood from her telling them she was sick of being poked and prodded.

The court heard from Miss Broad’s brother, James, who said: “She always ate strangely from a young age. She would have chicken nuggets and chips every day.

Samantha Marsh acting area Coroner explained that eating disorders are very difficult to deal with and said: “Ultimately, you can’t bundle someone down and force them to eat. Read Here


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