Tributes have been paid to a devoted father from Salisbury who died after being struck by a train. 

An inquest at Wiltshire and Swindon coroner’s court on Thursday, May 15, heard that Jordan Mark Allen, 28, died on the evening of Thursday, June 1, 2023.

In a tribute, Mr Allen’s family said: “Jordan was a devoted father, kind and caring and always putting others needs and feelings before his own. He is sadly missed by all his family and friends.”

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The inquest heard that it was Mr Allen's “life ambition to be a paramedic.”

At approximately 10.50pm, British Transport Police were made aware that a person had been hit by a train.

Upon arrival, they found an ambulance employer ID, mobile phone, driving licence, citizen card and debit card in his pocket, all registered in Mr Allen's name.

The train was travelling at approximately 60mph, as the Wiltshire station was not a stop made on the service - which was travelling from Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour.

The inquest heard that Mr Allen had suffered with stress, anxiety and depression and had completed therapy with IAPT (NHS Talking Therapies). At the end of 2021, he had been referred to specialist mental health services by his GP.

The coroner, Ian Singleton, recorded Mr Allen’s death as suicide.

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