A MUM-OF TWO who went missing last year drowned in the River Usk, an inquest opening has been told.

Kimberley Kettlety’s body was found by a dogwalker on the banks of the river in Newport on December 15, 2018.

She hadn't been seen since November 8, and her disappearance sparked numerous appeals for information on her whereabouts.

Footage has since emerged of Mrs Kettlety, the inquest heard, taking a taxi from her house to Newport city centre, before proceeding to George Street Bridge.

The inquest was also told of footage showing an unidentified object going into the water below.

But there was said to be no footage showing the 35-year-old, who from the Maesglas area, leaving the bridge.

Her cause of death was given as drowning.

It is not being treated as suspicious, the inquest also heard.

The senior coroner for Gwent, Wendy James, adjourned the inquest for three months, pending further inquiries.

Mrs Kettlety's husband, Gareth, from whom she was separated, previously described her as a kind and generous person who went out of her way to help others.