A teenager died when she was hit by a train during an inquest of a friend who killed herself the same way, an inquest heard.
Mary Stroman, 16, of Haringey, north London, was killed in January this year while an inquest was being held into the death of 15-year-old Tallulah Wilson, who died at London’s St Pancras station in October 2012.
Tallulah took her own life after becoming obsessed with suicide websites.
They were classmates at St Marylebone School.
Mary began to self-harm and had been admitted on three occasion to The Priory as well as Simmons House psychiatric unit in London.
Mrs Stroman told the inquest: ‘Tallulah played on Mary’s mind and if we were going through Kings Cross Mary would say “this is where Tallulah died”.’
‘Mary was quite secretive. I could never stop her from self-harming completely. Her self-harming was a release for her from her anxiety – it was a coping mechanism.’