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Man on train line took his own life.

Byline: Emma davison ,

A depressed man hit by a train on the Huddersfield to Leeds railway line threw himself in front of it intentionally, an inquest heard.

Simon Morley, 46, died on June 24 after being hit by a high-speed Transpennine Express train travelling from Manchester Airport towards Leeds.

It happened close to Heaton Lodge junction, near Waterside Walk, Battyeford, Mirfield.

The inquest in Huddersfield heard that Mr Morley, from Sheffield, died of multiple injuries in Dewsbury District Hospital.

Mr Morley, who was divorced, had suffered from depression and was treated with various anti-depressants for a number of years.

Recently he took medication infrequently and had suicidal thoughts as a side effect.

The court heard that on the day he died he was trespassing on the rail line with the deliberate intention of taking his own life.

Nothing could have been done by the driver of the train to prevent striking him.

Coroner Roger Whittaker said: "I conclude he took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed."
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 2, 2006
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