Inquest into tragic railway death finds victim suffered from depression

Inquest into tragic railway death finds victim suffered from depression

An inquest into the tragic death of a Grimsby man has found that he suffered from depression before his death.

Emergency services flocked to New Clee railway station on July 5 last year when Dean Mussell, 59, was sadly hit by a train.

The inquest at Cleethorpes Register Office heard the toxicology report had found a moderate level of alcohol in Mr Mussell’s body along with traces of cannabis and cocaine.

Hi GP said Mr Mussell had suffered from depression in the past and had been prescribed anti-depressants.

Mr Mussell had visited the Wine Pipe pub on Freeman Street, Grimsby shortly before he died, with witnesses describing Mr Mussell as being in tears and storming out saying he was going to kill himself.

His partner Sharon told the inquest how Dean had suffered following a stroke in 2017 and the loss of his mother in 2020.

Mr Mussell told Sharon on the day of his death that he wanted to kill himself but she asked him to think of the family.

Sharon was later notified of the incident at New Clee station and that her partner had sadly died.

The train driver also gave a witness statement, saying how he had sounded his horn hit the brakes before hitting Mr Mussell.

Coroner Marianne Johnson concluded that Mr Mussell died as a result of suicide and that he had intended to take his own life.

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