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Man from Spain found to have taken his own life at Swanscombe train station, coroner in Gravesend rules

13 March 2014
by Thom Morris

A man from Spain took his own life at Swanscombe train station, a coroner has ruled.

Timothy Evans, 44, was found on the tracks on January 10, shortly before 3pm.

It was found he died from multiple injuries.

Notes and a passport were found in his clothing.

Swanscombe railway station, High Street, Swanscombe

Swanscombe railway station, High Street, Swanscombe

Mr Evans' address was given at the inquest, held at Gravesend's Old Town Hall today, as Oasis Caravan Park in Almeria, Spain.

Sgt Adam Hewett of the British Transport Police, giving evidence, said: "A statement taken from the driver of the train indicated this was a non-suspicious death.

"A passport was found along with a number of notes. He was identified by finger prints stored on the police national computer."

Coroner Roger Hatch said: "I have no alternative than to record that the death of Timothy Evans was due to him taking his own life."

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