A young mother froze to death in the grounds of a primary school because she was too drunk to climb the fence, an inquest has heard.
The body of Charlotte Christodoulou, 23, was found in the doorway of Harlescott Junior School in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, on 4 January this year.
And an inquest heard how Ms Christodoulou had gone into the grounds with Jamie Lloyd-Butler, 33, to take a shortcut to a friend’s house but was unable to scale the 10ft perimeter fence because she was too drunk.
She later died of hypothermia.
Mr Lloyd-Butler, from Harlescott, managed to scale the fence but denied he had left his friend to die.
‘I wouldn’t just leave her there,’ he said.