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Cricketer 'took ecstasy & coke'

The inquest into the death of county cricketer Tom Maynard, who died after being hit by a train on the London Underground last June, has heard he was over the drink driving limit and tests suggest he may have used cocaine and ecstasy.

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Inquest into death of cricketer Tom Maynard due

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The inquest into the death of a county cricketer tipped as a future England player will take place today.

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, 23, died after being hit by a London Underground train in south-west London last June.

It is thought he might have been trying to escape police shortly before his death.

Officers tried to pull over a black Mercedes which was being driven "erratically" an hour before Maynard's body was found on the tracks.

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