Tributes pour in after tragic train death

Tributes have poured in to the young Wigan mum who died at Wigan North Western Station.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 20th February 2017, 10:33 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:31 pm

Heartbroken friends and relatives of Charlotte Cash (above) have left scores of messages of sympathy for the mother-of-four following the tragedy.

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

Athlete Jenny wrote on Twitter: “Feeling heartbroken that a young girl has just taken her life in front of me at Wigan train station. If in need please speak out.”

The 800-metre runner added: “She was texting and had a short conversation with a lady. The lady said she seemed fine. Seconds later jumped as train approached.”

Other witnesses are reported as saying Charlotte, who lived in Marsh Green, tried to give her bag to another passenger on the platform seconds before the incident. The platform was packed as people waited for the London train and many were in tears and had to be comforted by staff as the station was evacuted.

Friends and family paid tribute to Charlotte over the weekend, led by her daughter Holly, who wrote: “I love you so much Mum. Rest In Paradise my angelwords can’t say how much I’m missing you I love you more than you will ever know, sleep”

And her half brother Stephen Cash wrote on Facebook: “RIP Charlotte Cash. Finding out this morning that my half sister is the person who was hit by a train yesterday. Hope you’re in a better place now. You always seemed so bubbly and smiling when I saw you. Love from all the family xxx”

Daryl John Tomlinson added: “Can’t believe this ... Charlotte was like a mum to me honestly nicest person ever. Sleep tight Charlotte I love you.”

And Zoey Louise Bascombe said: “Rest in Peace Charlotte Cash a beautiful girl taken too soon, depression is a bad thing. Please speak to someone.”

Julie Fairclough wrote: “A beautiful woman and mother who lost her way. ...very sad indeed.”

Damian Jones wrote: “Charlotte Cash may your beautiful soul rest in peace. I am proud to have been able to call you my friend.”

Elly-May Metcalfe added: “My heart breaks for you Charlotte Cash. You was one of the nicest and (most) thoughtful people I’ve ever met. You was there for me when I needed to speak to someone. Just wish I could of been there for you. Absloutely heart broke again! Can’t seem to get my head around that I won’t ever see you again. Keep thinking about you and the times we spent together. I will hold every memory in my heart. Until we meet again sleep tight my beautiful angel.”

Police and paramedics from North West Ambulance Service were called to the station just after 3.15pm.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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