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Inquest into death of man, 32, in Bury St Edmunds train incident

A 32-year-old man who was due to appear in court on fraud charges died when he was struck by a train at Bury St Edmunds, an inquest heard.

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The body of Benjamin Hayden, of Grove Park, Bury, was found on the track near Orttewell Road bridge on the evening of February 21.

On Monday, an inquest at Suffolk Coroner's Court, in Ipswich, was told the driver of a train travelling at 60mph had reported striking a motionless object on the line in the dark.

Police found the body of Mr Hayden, who had been due to appear at Ipswich Crown Court charged with fraud. A solicitor's letter in his jacket pocket appeared 'to be relevant', the inquest was told.

Assistant Suffolk coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone recorded a conclusion that Mr Hayden had taken his own life.