Well-loved Essex man sent heartbreaking text to sister before being hit by train in Manningtree

An Essex man sent a heartbreaking text to his sister before being hit by a train near an Essex train station, an inquest has heard.

Adrian White, 46, died in Manningtree, Essex, on November 20, 2020.

Emergency services, including British Transport Police and paramedics attended the scene shortly before 6pm, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police confirmed that Mr White’s death was non-suspicious and there was no third party involvement.

The inquest into Mr White’s death was heard today (May 20) by Coroner Michelle Brown at Essex Coroners Court in Chelmsford, Essex.

The court heard that Mr White was known to mental health services and he had previously been taken to hospital as a result of his mental health prior to his death.

Mr White was known to Essex Mental health services #eputnhs and an SI report was provided to the coroner. A British Transport Police investigation was also launched at the time.

A life letter was also provided to the court, which Coroner Brown stated that it “was clear Mr White was well-loved”.

A post mortem examination was also conducted at Colchester General Hospital by Doctor John Chapman, who gave the cause of death as 1A multiple injuries and 1B collision with a train.

The court heard that Mr White sent a text to his sister prior to his death which read “I can’t do this anymore”.

Coroner Brown concluded that ‘on the balance of probability’, Mr White intended on taking his own life and concluded that he died as a result of suicide.

Coroner Brown also expressed her sympathies and the court’s sympathies to Mr White’s family.

Credit Mel King Essex Live

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