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Dean Powell inquest opens into New Cross Gate train death
AN INQUEST was opened into the death of boxing matchmaker Dean Powell today (September 16) after he was hit by a train at New Cross Gate station.
The death of the 47-year-old, who worked with boxing promoter Frank Warren, shocked the boxing world last week with tributes from a host of the sport's greats.
At the Southwark Coroner's Court inquest today, coroner's officer Joanne Ball said: "On September 10 there was a train going through the New Cross Gate station where it was believed that a male was seen to leave the platform.
"We are not quite sure. Investigations are ongoing.
"The train was unable to stop and unfortunately hit the male."
Police and ambulances were dispatched, but Mr Powell was pronounced dead at the scene.
The inquest was opened and adjourned to a later date.
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