A woman who was killed by a train at Didcot Parkway was detained under the mental health act before escaping from the John Radcliffe, an inquest heard.

Deborah Yalcin went missing from the Headington hospital last Thursday and later jumped in front of a freight train at Didcot Parkway. 

At the opening of the inquest into her death a British Transport Police report said the 51-year-old had been detained under the mental health act the day before her death.

She was due to be transferred to a facility near her home in Bromley, Greater London, but there were no beds available, the court heard.

She had driven to the Ramada hotel off the M40 at Wheatley on December 2 from where she called her husband Ahmet and threatened to self-harm. 

He called the police who found her with cuts on her neck and arms. 

She was detained under the mental health act and taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital before escaping the following morning. 

Her body was found shortly after 11am and she died from multiple injuries.

The inquest will take place June 14 at Oxford Coroner's Court.