Health trust admits failings in case of teen who lay in front of train

Edward Mallen Credit: Mallen family

A health trust has admitted an 18 year old who killed himself by lyingin front of a train in Cambridgeshire had "slipped through the cracks"in the mental healthcare system.

Edward Mallen - a gifted student from Meldreth - died in February lastyear.

Today a coroner in Huntingdon recorded a verdict of suicide.

Edward's parents felt their son had been failed by Cambridge andPeterborough NHS Foundation Trust's mental health services after hewas referred to them by his GP.

Since his death his father, Steve Mallen, has campaigned to help other teenagers with depression.