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NHS dietician jumped in front of train after her husband was jailed for rape

Yinka McKay (pictured) threw herself in front of a passenger train after her unfaithful husband was jailed for raping a woman

An NHS dietician threw herself in front of a passenger train after her unfaithful husband was jailed for raping a woman he met on Tinder, an inquest has heard.

Mother-of-three Yinka McKay, 40, suffered a mental breakdown when company director Rica McKay, 47, was jailed for seven years for his vicious attack.

Last June, a year after her estranged husband was jailed, Mrs McKay took her son to school before heading to Birchwood railway station, near her home in Warrington, Cheshire.

She jumped in front of the 9am Liverpool to Manchester train as it travelled through the station at 80mph. She died from multiple injuries.

An inquest heard she worked as a nutritionist at Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester.

In a statement read to the hearing, Mrs McKay’s mother Irene Fatimilehin said: ‘When she wasn’t home for 9am, I called her and she said she was waiting to speak to a teacher.

‘I ended the call with “God bless” and she replied the same. I kept calling and texting her but did not hear from her.

‘In the months before her death she had attempted and talked about taking her own life. She had visited the same train station before.’

Mrs McKay had met her husband while she was studying at Aston University in Birmingham. They married in 2000 and had three sons together.

But the marriage began to crumble when McKay who was assigned to help with IT at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and began working away from home.

Mrs Fatimilehin said: ‘During 2015 there were marital difficulties and that was the start of her struggles.

“She was seen by a psychiatrist and commenced on medication. The problems continued in the marriage.

‘She continued to receive treatment and she was treated for anxiety. In early 2016, Rica was accused of rape and she decided that they should have a trial separation. 

Mrs McKay had met her husband while she was studying at Aston University in Birmingham. They married in 2000 and had three sons together

Mrs McKay's GP Dr Abraham Joseph told the hearing that he had treated Mrs McKay for anxiety and a lack of sleep following the breakdown of her marriage

Mrs McKay (pictured) had met her husband while she was studying at Aston University in Birmingham. They married in 2000 and had three sons together

‘In April, she said she would only reunite if they took their marriage vows again and they did so in May.

But in January 2017, Yinka learned that Rica would appear in court for rape. She started to deteriorate again and that was the start of her second breakdown.

‘Around this time she told me she had around £10,000 worth of debt in credit cards against her name.

‘In March 2017, Rica was sentenced to seven years in prison and Yinka started to apply for a divorce from him, she had OCD and anxiety would hit her anytime.’

Train driver Christopher Winters described seeing a female step out from the bushes on the platform.

He said: ‘I only saw her for about 10 to 15 seconds, the female almost skipped out of the bushes and into the middle of the railway track.’

Mrs McKay’s GP Dr Abraham Joseph told the hearing that he had treated Mrs McKay for anxiety and a lack of sleep following the breakdown of her marriage.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, coroner Heath Westerman said: ‘On the balance of probabilities she did the act herself and intended to end her own life.’ 

During McKay’s rape trial at Chester Crown Court, the victim said she had met him via dating app Tinder in December 2015.

In January 2016, they went on a date in Chester and kissed before McKay drove the woman home and asked if he could ‘come in for a cup of tea’.

She agreed and the pair initially had consensual sex but as he was about to leave, McKay demanded intercourse again and attacked her.

Last June, a year after her ex was jailed, Mrs McKay took her son to school then went to Birchwood railway station (pictured) near her home in Warrington, Cheshire

Last June, a year after her ex was jailed, Mrs McKay took her son to school then went to Birchwood railway station (pictured) near her home in Warrington, Cheshire

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