Raver electrocuted after taking drugs at rave and falling onto live rail track


A woman who fell onto a live rail track and was electrocuted had taken a cocktail of drugs at a rave before her death, an inquest has heard.

Hayley Prett, 40, was seen near the tracks the morning she wandered off from the annual End of Summer Party bash by a beach in Folkstone, Kent on September 29, as Mirror reports.

Miss Prett, who worked as a carer, had been at the rave with around 30 other people before she wandered off.

Detective Constable Mark Connor, of the British Transport Police, told the inquest how pals found Miss Prett lying in a bush in the early hours of Sunday morning following the rave, but she waved them away.

He told the court how she was then seen at 8.30am on September 30 near the rail tracks “bending down and waving her arms around”.

The witness told the inquest how they thought Miss Prett – who was naked after stripping off all her clothes – was performing a “ritual” and left her alone.

Her body was found on the train tracks between Folkestone and Dover at 10am by a group of joggers.

The inquest heard how Miss Prett, of Sandgate, Kent, was drinking gin and lemonade – as well as having taking a cocktail of drugs – at the rave and that other revellers said she seemed ‘happy’.

Coroner Katrina Hepburn heard how a toxicity report showed that Miss Prett had 4.2mg of ecstasy in her system, which is considered to be ‘excessive’, as well as cocaine, ketamine and amphetamines.


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