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Woman dies in UK after being trapped in plastic bag in train carriage

A woman who was trapped in a plastic bag for more than five hours has died, an inquest has heard.

Sarah-Jane Ritchie, 34, of Pilton, Bedfordshire, died on Sunday.

She was trapped on the A7 at Bedford Junction in Bedfordshire on Saturday morning when a train driver failed to turn the emergency brakes.

Mrs Ritchie was found at the station on the evening of Saturday 19 March, but her body was not discovered until Monday.

Mrs Hildreth told the inquest the bag was placed in the train carriage to protect passengers from the elements.

She said she was told it was “safe to use” the bag.

Mrs Vicky said she could not see Mrs Rickey’s body because the lid had been removed and her husband had taken her to the toilet, leaving the bag inside the train.

The inquest was told Mrs Ríiches family were not notified of the accident until about 15 minutes after it occurred.

The coroner’s report said Mrs RÍiches was conscious when she was found and had difficulty breathing.

She had not yet regained consciousness.

Mrs Gwynne said it was clear the bag had been placed on the train to protect Mrs Rís children.

She also said the bag could have been removed more quickly, as the driver had been unable to see it until after Mrs Ráíics body was discovered.

The family of Mrs Riches said Mrs Haines death was not the first death from a plastic-bag-related accident on the London Underground.

“She’s been in hospital for a couple of weeks and she’s been doing okay,” said Mrs Gwyne.

“The fact that she’s not dead yet doesn’t mean she won’t be in hospital.”

Mrs Hílish said she hoped Mrs Richeys family would receive compensation from the driver for the cost of her death.

“It’s really unfortunate that this happened to her and that she was stuck in this terrible situation,” she said.

“I really hope that she gets the money for what she’s gone through.”

The Coroner’s report says the train driver was not known to be fit to drive and the circumstances surrounding the accident remained unknown.

“This was a very complex incident and one which was difficult to understand,” said the coroner.

The Coroners’ Report also said there was “no evidence” the bags had been used before or after the incident.

The report also said a police investigation had been launched into the incident, but it was not clear if the police were following up any leads.

“A police investigation into the matter is ongoing,” said a spokesperson for London Underground, which is responsible for the rail network.

Mrs Jíichens death has come at a time when the capital is being blamed for a rise in plastic bags and other dangerous objects.

In February, a woman was found hanged in a Tube carriage after she fell into a plastic container.

In May, the Metropolitan Police said a woman in her 40s had died after falling into a bag at London’s Victoria station.

Plastic bags are banned in some parts of the capital and are only allowed on trains in specially designated areas.