An inquest into the death of a Stoke-on-Trent actress who married notorious criminal Charles Bronson is taking place today.
At an initial hearing, North Staffordshire assistant coroner Sarah Murphy confirmed the 38-year-old – officially known as Paula Joy Salvador – was discovered at her Gordon Avenue home by her partner.
The full inquest is due to be held at the Civic Centre in Stoke from 3.30pm this afternoon (January 6).
Paula grew up in Sneyd Green and attended Holden Lane High School before getting a job at Hanley’s Odeon cinema.
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She appeared multiple times on Coronation Street between 2008 and 2012, playing a nurse, and in Hollyoaks, as a doctor in 2012.
It was her 2017 marriage to pen pal Bronson – who is serving a life term for robbery and kidnap – that propelled her into the spotlight.
The pair tied the knot at HMP Wakefield but their relationship quickly fell apart.
Just a month before her death, it was revealed their whirlwind marriage was set to be annulled.
StokeonTrentLive will bring you all the updates from the hearing as they happen.