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Daughter tells of debts tragedy
Beryl Brazier
Mrs Brazier's family said they were devastated by her death
The family of a woman who killed herself have blamed pressures created by mistaken demands for 17,000 when she was just 400 in debt.

South Derbyshire deputy coroner Dr Turlough Farnan said Beryl Brazier's death in April 2006 raised concerns about such debt demands.

Ms Brazier, 61, was found drowned in a lake near her home in Derbyshire.

Her daughter Susan Musk, from Midway, said better safeguards should be put in place to prevent such tragedies.

'Better controls'

Mrs Musk, 39, said the family had been devastated by the loss of their mother who had been sent demands for 17,000 in arrears when she owed just 400.

She said her mother had been very distressed at the letters and had paid the 400 she owed the bank back, along with a further 100.

"Her death has torn the family apart. She did everything she could to resolve the problem.

"There should be better controls to stop this happening again. My mum can't be the only one who this has happened to... we just don't want this to happen to another family," Mrs Musk said.

Dr Farnan recorded a verdict of suicide at an inquest in Derby on Friday.

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