Depressed woman took her own life
AN elderly woman, who had a long history of depression, walked on to the platform at Huntingdon Railway Station and into the path of an on-coming train. An inquest in Cambridge found that Cicely Vivian, aged 86 from Hartford Road, Huntingdon, had taken he
AN elderly woman, who had a long history of depression, walked on to the platform at Huntingdon Railway Station and into the path of an on-coming train.
An inquest in Cambridge found that Cicely Vivian, aged 86 from Hartford Road, Huntingdon, had taken her own life.
The jury heard that Mrs Vivian, whose husband, Charles, died in October 2005, lived with her son and daughter. Nothing had seemed unusual on the morning of her death when her daughter left for work and said goodbye to her mother.
But just after noon on October 27 last year, Mrs Vivian went to the station and - despite being warned by a member of staff not to go so far along the platform - went to a spot where she could walk down onto the track.
You may also want to watch:
The inquest was told that Mrs Vivian, a retired secretary who had lived with her husband in Kenya, had led a full and busy life. She had played Scrabble in the weeks just before her death and was sociable.
She had been given medication for depression and this had been adjusted after she said she was unhappy about side effects. Doctors had kept a close eye on her welfare and told the inquest her death had come as a shock to them.
- 1 Not one, but possibly two viaducts for St Neots!
- 2 Drink-drive arrest after crash in Huntingdon
- 3 Nurses Day 2021: You thank our dedicated Hunts nurses for their care
- 4 Paedophile exposed in undercover police operation
- 5 Woman stole from terminally-ill mother
- 6 Life is sweet! Cheesecake emporium opens in Brampton
- 7 Huntingdon drug dealer jailed after police find messages on his phone
- 8 Masks scrapped 'as early as next month' and over 35s jabs 'soon'
- 9 Pasco Hussain is named as the new mayor of St Ives
- 10 Metro is off the cards says new mayor Dr Nik Johnson
The inquest was told she was also suffering from a lung condition, and before she died had a chest infection, poor appetite and poor motivation.