Inquest opens into Charlotte Cash train death

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The inquest has been opened into the death of Charlotte Cash who died at Wigan North Western station.

The mother-of-four was killed after being hit by a train on Friday, February 17.

Commuters on the south-bound platform - including Olympic athlete Jenny Meadows - were left stunned after witnessing the incident just after 3.15pm.

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Witnesses said Charlotte, who lived in Marsh Green, had been texting just moments before the incident. Others on the packed platform reported the 35-year-old tried passing her handbag to a stranger before jumping in front of the Virgin Rail train.

British Transport Police confirmed the 35-year-old died at the scene. The incident was not treated as suspicious.

The inquest opened at Bolton Coroners Court on February 27.

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