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Boy, 5, finds dead mum at home after she was ‘broken by lockdown’

Katie Simms, 32, with her son Archie (Picture: GoFundMe)
Katie Simms, 32, with her son Archie (Picture: GoFundMe)

A five-year-old boy discovered his dead mum at home after the coronavirus lockdown had “broken” her.

Archie found his mum Katie Simms, 32, unresponsive in their living room in Kettering on 28 September.

Katie had “shut herself away” after her older brother Barry Gunn killed himself in 2015, according to her sibling David.

Police have confirmed they’re not treating her death as suspicious and are currently preparing a report for the coroner.

Katie’s death is not being treated as suspicious (Picture: GoFundMe)
Katie’s death is not being treated as suspicious (Picture: GoFundMe)

David, 40, told Northants Live: “And I think Covid broke her to be honest.

“She couldn’t get to visit my mum, because she’s got breathing difficulties so couldn’t leave the house to visit.

“My dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer, he’s now got a tumour so can’t travel, so lockdown has basically broke us all.”

David said he felt

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