Man walked in front of train - inquest

The emergency services responding to the incident at Pleasure Beach station.

The emergency services responding to the incident at Pleasure Beach station.

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An inquest has been opened into the death of a man who was killed on the railway line near Blackpool Pleasure Beach last week.

The resort’s deputy coroner, Christopher Beverley, heard Scott Neil, 32, was walking along the side of the tracks for some time and sat down next to the rail line before stepping out in front of the train as it approached Pleasure Beach Station last Wednesday afternoon.

Police had been called to the scene by residents, concerned at Mr Neil’s presence on the line.

Mr Beverley heard an officer called out to him, but even though he would have heard her he didn’t respond.

Shortly afterwards, as the train approached, Mr Neil, believed to be of no fixed abode, stepped in front of it.

He was identified using a driving licence and cards found on him at the time.

Mr Beverley adjourned the inquest for toxicology results.

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