60-year-old man committed suicide at St Neots station, inquest hears

12:23 18 February 2016

Archant

A 60-year-old man who died after being hit by a train at St Neots station had “never showed signs of suicidal behaviour”, an inquest heard on Thursday (February 11).

Jan Donald Scoon, of Eltisley Manor care home, in St Neots, called for a taxi at 11am on September 14 last year and asked to go to the town centre before re-directing the taxi to the station.

After he left the cab, Greg Tipley, the driver, saw Mr Scoon staring at the station, which he said was “strange”.

Sergeant Roy McMichael, of the British Transport Police, said he stepped out in front of a Virgin East Coast train travelling at 125 miles an hour.

The train driver applied emergency brakes, but could not stop in time.

Community psychiatric nurse, Emma Lewington, said Mr Scoon never showed signs of suicidal behaviour or self-harm.

Senior Coroner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, David Heming, concluded the cause of death as multiple traumatic injuries, as a result of suicide.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hunts Post visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hunts Post staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hunts Post account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

15:59
Police are appealing for information after a man drove his car into a group of people in St Ives

An investigation has been launched after a man reportedly drove his car at a group of people in St Ives.

Val and Ken Keys, from St Ives, celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary,

A couple from St Ives are preparing to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary.

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Parkinson’s UK, MS Society, Headway Cambridgeshire and The Marbrook Centre Launches Carers Cafi Neuro in St Neots,

Several charities have joined forces to open a new cafe in St Neots - believed to be the first of its kind in the country.

12:05
Daryl Brown , Chief Executive Officer at Magpas, being pied by (left) Dr Ali Hieatt, HEMS Observer Lee Kennedy, and Critical Care Paramedic Dan Read,

It’s not everyday that the mayor of Huntingdon has a pie shoved in his face - but Councillor Daryl Brown did just that for charity.

Most read stories

Local business directory

Cambridgeshire's trusted business finder
HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up