Teenager took his own life, coroner decides

AN inquest was told about the moment a teenager stood in front of an express train and died. Bedford coroner David Morris heard today (Tuesday) how Andrew Groves, 19, from Shillington, jumped from platform two at Sandy railway station, crossed the slow li

AN inquest was told about the moment a teenager stood in front of an express train and died.

Bedford coroner David Morris heard today (Tuesday) how Andrew Groves, 19, from Shillington, jumped from platform two at Sandy railway station, crossed the slow line and stood on the fast track in front of an express train travelling at 125mph from Kings Cross on July 5.

British Transport Police coroner's officer Dave Humphries said Mr Groves had earlier that evening been out with his girlfriend in Sandy. She did not attend the inquest nor did any member of the dead teenager's family.

"The reasons behind this young man's death are a mystery. We have never heard the full story," said Mr Humphries.


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Verdict: Mr Groves took his own life.

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