A WOMAN who pushed her friend off a railway bridge at the Malvern Link railway station has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.
Victoria Dickinson, aged 28, who was seven months pregnant at the time of the offence, had been drinking with Kate Wiggett shortly before she pushed her from the bridge on the evening of November 14, 2012.
Miss Wiggett survived the fall but was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with a fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and multiple fractures of the spine and pelvis.
Her current condition is not known.
Dickinson, of Marlborough Gardens, Malvern Link, was initially charged under the Suicide Act 1961
with “intentionally committing an act assisting the attempted suicide of another”.
The incident happened on the A449 Worcester Road bridge over the railway line near Malvern
Link railway station.
Speaking after the hearing yesterday David Elliott, Sector Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Victoria Dickinson’s actions that evening in November were both callous and deliberate. She was fully aware that the victim was vulnerable and upset and was looking for help, but instead of seeking out care and assistance for her she instead tried to assist in killing her.
“The victim survived the fall, but she sustained multiple injuries. It was only the quick thinking and bravery of members of the public who ran to her aide and pulled her off the railway tracks as a train approached that saved her life.
“Rather than call for help, the defendant then fled the scene. She would be later arrested at her home.
“Dickinson took advantage of a victim who was crying out for help, but instead of helping her, she pushed her off a railway bridge.
“There are many support groups for vulnerable people and I would urge anybody who requires help to contact your local support help group as soon as possible.”
Dickson, who appeared at at Nottingham Crown Court, will be sentenced next month.