Open verdict for death of talented teenage footballer

Tragic: Gareth String fellow died on June 2

Tragic: Gareth String fellow died on June 2

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A talented footballer tragically died when he plunged more than 20ft onto a train track, an inquest heard yesterday.

Gareth Stringfellow, 18, had enjoyed a night with friends chatting and drinking alcohol before walking towards Chorley in the morning of June 2.

Coroner Simon Jones recorded an ‘open verdict’ as he summed up how the former Holy Cross Catholic School had died on Coppull Moor Lane in Coppull.

 

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