(DAILYMAIL) — A devoted mother hanged herself after becoming ‘fixated’ by a suicide scene in the film An Officer And A Gentleman, an inquest heard.

Claire Peake, 39, was found dead in her garage by her boyfriend after the pressure of juggling her job as a primary school teacher with looking after her newborn baby became too much.

In the weeks before her death, Claire and partner Stuart Withnall had watched the film in which Officer Candidate Sid Worley, played by actor David Keith, hangs himself in a motel shower cubicle after being rejected by his girlfriend.

Mr Withnall from Walton-Le-dale, Lancashire, had been due to take his partner for a Valentine’s meal when he found her hanged.

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