FRIENDS of an Oxford woman who took her own life have described her as “a happy, lovely person”.

An inquest heard yesterday how those who knew Felicity Roberts, of Sycamore Road, Botley, were left devastated by her suicide.

The 30-year-old mother-of-one was found hanging in woods off Hutchcomb Road, Botley, on August 15 this year.

Earlier that morning she had argued with her boyfriend after a night out in Oxford and was still under the influence of drink when she died.

Boyfriend Nyall Livett said she had struggled with alcohol and depression throughout their relationship.

He said: “She was either really happy or really sad when she was drinking – I wanted to get her away from all that.”

Her friend Luke Curill said he now realised Felicity had visited him that morning to say goodbye.

He said: “She never gave any indication that she would do this. Felicity was always happy and I never saw her without a smile on her face.”

Her father Christopher Savage, from Cornwall, said he still had trouble believing what had happened.

“Felicity could be flighty and have mood swings,” he said. “But never in her life did the situation of taking her own life ever come into it.”

Oxford Coroner Darren Salter recorded a verdict of suicide.