Tom Maynard Was 'Habitual Cocaine User'

Accidental death verdict for cricketer who died on District Line tracks

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, who was killed on the District Line tracks between Southfields and Wimbledon Park last June, had been drinking and had used cocaine regularly.

An inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court yesterday heard that hair and urine samples taken post mortem from the cricketer revealed consistent use of cocaine and MDMA, while he was almost four times over the drink drive limit on the night of his death.

Yesterday's in quest also heard that the
county cricketer died after being hit by a tube train at Wimbledon Park station on Monday June 18.

The 23-year-old batsman was pronounced dead at the scene after he was struck by a District Line train at 5am, although it was unclear if he had died after being hit by the tube train or whether he had first been electrocuted on the live rail.

Maynard, a Wandsworth resident, had been driving his Mercedes before fleeing police on foot and ultimately on to the live rails.

February 27, 2013