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By Jonathan Pickles, Abigail O’Leary
12:32, 24 OCT 2018
Daria Blazejak, 34, falsely claimed she was pregnant on three occasions, and told her family she felt “alone” before being found dead by her lodger in Middleton, Greater Manchester
A woman took a fatal overdose after becoming depressed due to her not having children, an inquest heard.
Daria Blazejak, 34, falsely claimed she was pregnant on three occasions, and told her family she felt “alone”.
“Sometimes she felt bad and sometimes she felt good, but many times she said that she wanted to die. About half a year before she died, her flatmate called me to tell me she had collapsed, and she needed to go to hospital.
“In January she rang me crying saying that she felt alone, that she didn’t have any children and she didn’t want to live anymore.
“In March, she rang my mum telling her that she wanted to hang herself. But afterwards, she didn’t want to talk about it anymore.
“She would usually ring me after she had drunk alcohol. On two occasions, she rang me to tell me that she was pregnant, but she wasn’t really.”
Miss Blazejak’s ex-partner, Dominic Bradley, said: “We first met about 10 years ago at work as friends. We worked at a storage warehouse and she was data management operative.
In April of this year, she also texted her boyfriend saying she was “bad” before being found dead at her home by her lodger in Middleton, Greater Manchester.
Tests showed she had taken an overdose.
The tragedy occurred a month after Polish-born Miss Blazejak, a warehouse data management operative, had been admitted to hospital following a previous overdose.
Speaking at the Heywood hearing through a Polish interpreter, Miss Blazejak’s sister, Marietta Zajac, said: “Daria and I would speak from time to time, sometimes more than others. She had anxiety as well as severe back pain.
“We started a relationship in January this year and there were a lot of highs and lows. I knew she was taking quite strong painkillers and on March 29 this year, she contacted me in the morning at 3am.
“I asked if she was OK and she said ‘no’ and that she was a ‘bad person’ and that she wanted to die.
“I asked her if she had taken something and she said ‘yes’, so I picked her up and took her to A+E.
“She had a mental health assessment at the hospital, but she said she didn’t want to have one. She left hospital without taking the assessment.
“I found out and went around to her flat. I tried to encourage her to go back to hospital, but she refused. We had a disagreement after that and she blocked my number.
“On April 4, she told me that she wanted to move to London and I wished her good luck. On the following Saturday morning, at 1am, she rang me crying. She said she wanted me to pick her up from London. So, I went down later in the day and drove her back home.
“On April 22, she sent me a text message saying she was pregnant and she lost the baby and that it was my fault.
“I asked her to talk about it with me, but we didn’t. I don’t know if she was pregnant or not. On Friday April 27, I messaged her, and she said she was bad. Then, on the Sunday I text her and I got nothing back.”
In a statement, Miss Blazejak’s GP, Dr Ritwik Raychaudhuri said: “Daria was diagnosed with depression in 2015 and was on medication in relation to that.”
Det Con Linda Senior said: “There were no suspicious circumstances and no third-party involvement.
“I did some background checks and there was a lot of history between her and previous partners of turbulent relationships. But there was nothing suggesting any problems with Dominic.”
Recording a narrative conclusion, coroner Peter Sigee said: “There was an incident where she appeared to take too much of her medication and her partner took her to the hospital where she had treatment.
“But she didn’t say that she took that medication with the intention of taking her own life. Therefore I am satisfied that she did not intend to take her own life.”