A TROUBLED young mum accidentally drowned in her bathtub after downing a potentially fatal amount of alcohol, an inquest has heard.

Anna Fenemore was discovered submerged in the bath at her Verwood home by shocked boyfriend Jason Revell in February this year.

Just a few hours earlier Mr Revell had left the Crane Drive flat after his 22-year-old girlfriend said she was tired.

Later tests showed Miss Fenemore, who was pronounced dead at the scene, had drunk more then five times the legal limit for driving.

During an inquest at Bournemouth Coroner's Court on Tuesday, Miss Fenemore's father, David, said: "She was a very happy and contented toddler" who grew into "an outgoing, spirited girl."

But the Queen Elizabeth School student started experiencing problems with depression aged 15, and subsequently took a paracetamol overdose which left her with permanent liver damage.

Then, after becoming pregnant at 18 and giving birth to a baby girl, Amelia, the relationship with her daughter's father broke down, the court heard.

In 2013 the mum-of-one received a 36-month drink driving ban, and was also ordered to complete 180-hours community service.

Miss Fenemore's father said: "She struggled to come to terms with this separation. She turned to alcohol."

In the weeks leading up to her death, Miss Fenemore was in private counselling.

On the evening of February 11, after Mr Revell returned to Miss Fenemore's flat around 10pm, he became "increasingly uneasy" after she failed to answer the door, the coroner heard.

Mr Revell eventually climbed onto her balcony and got in through the French doors. He discovered Miss Fenemore submerged in the bathtub, and despite his efforts - and those of a neighbour - they could not resuscitate her.

Several bottles of alcohol were later found at the flat.

Recording an accidental verdict, Sherriff Payne said: "The post mortem showed a very high level of alcohol in her system, some five and-a-third times the legal limit.

"She died in an alcohol related accident. I don't think this was a deliberate attempt to end her life, there is no evidence of this.

"It was the alcohol that caused her to drown."

A internet fundraising page, established in Miss Fenemore's memory has already raised more than £3,800 for charity.

After news of her death, Jan Watson, assistant head of Queen Elizabeth School, paid tribute.

She said: "Although Anna left the school nearly six years ago, some of our staff remember her and are very saddened by this news.

"Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this extremely difficult time."