No charges over railway bridge death

Michelle Hudson
Michelle Hudson

A MUM of three who died after plunging 50 feet onto a railway line is believed to have killed herself.

Michelle Hudson, 25, was found on the tracks below the bridge on Linton Road in the early hours of Sunday January 23, and died the next day in the Conquest Hospital.

A 21-year-old man - who is understood to have known Miss Hudson - was arrested near the scene on suspicion of attempted murder. Police closed the railway for several hours while they combed the area for clues, and officers conducted extensive house-house enquiries.

But they announced this week that the man they arrested would face no charges over the incident and a file has been passed to the coroner who will hold an inquest into the tragedy in due course.

Miss Hudson, of Holmesdale Gardens, who had three young sons, was laid to rest at Hastings Crematorium yesterday. In a notice posted in last week’s Observer she was described as, “a loving daughter, sister, and aunty and mother of three gorgeous boys.”

The family also thanked the intensive care unit at the Conquest who fought to save her after the fall.

After her death, the Linton Road bridge became a shrine with teddy bears, flowers and moving tributes from her friends and family. Many flowers are still there nearly six weeks after her death and some new ones appear to have been left this week. Emotional messages were also left on Miss Hudson’s Facebook page, with one friend describing her as “one in a million.”