Heartbreaking tale of suicide daughter who loved her dad too much


A father and daughter committed suicide at the same spot on a railway line within three days of each other.

Tragic Barney O’Connor, 64, threw himself under a train at Husum Way, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Just three days later his grief-stricken daughter Colleen, 39, died in identical circumstances at the same spot.

Last night their distraught family paid tribute to the pair, who were described as ”inseparable”.

They said in a statement: ”We have been devastated by this double tragedy and the family is rallying round to support each other.

”Both Barney and Colleen will be sadly missed by the entire family.”

Neighbours of Mr O’Connor, who lived in Halesowen, near Birmingham, added: ”It is such a tragic waste of life.

”It looks like a double suicide at the moment. No one can make any sense of it at the moment.”

It is believed Colleen travelled to Halesowen from her home in Dorset to sort out his affairs after his death.

Police confirmed they are not treating the deaths as suspicious.

An inquest into the deaths were opened and adjourned at Redditch Coroners Court


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here