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Marden man killed in Maidstone footbridge hanging named as Nicholas Baker

20 December 2013
by James Walker

An inquest into the death of a man found hanging from a Maidstone footbridge has been opened.

Nicholas Baker was discovered on Sunday, December 8, on the railway bridge in Fairmeadow.

The 45-year-old from Sutton Court, Marden, is understood to have lived alone in a one-bedroom flat.

The High Level Footbridge in Fairmeadow

The High Level Footbridge in Fairmeadow

A neighbour said: "It's horrible news. He was such a nice man, he lived here for quite a few years, but I didn't get to know him that well. He would always say hi in the street and never seemed trouble.

"If I knew about his problems I would have invited him in for a cup of tea or done something to help but we weren't on those kind of terms."

A distressed passer-by called emergency services at around 5.40pm, but Mr Baker was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics nearly an hour later.

Emergency services at the bridge where Nicholas Baker was found hanged

Emergency services at the bridge where Nicholas Baker was found hanged

A post-mortem examination at Medway Maritime Hospital revealed the cause of death was suspension and Mr Baker's body was identified by a nephew.

The full inquest will be heard on Wednesday, March 12.

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