A YOUNG man died after being struck by a train near Talacre, an inquest heard. 

Ethan Peter Fardoe, of Arran Drive, Rhyl, died on April 26, 2023 after being hit by a train on the line near the Bridlewood Riding Centre, Gwespyr, Flintshire. 

At County Hall in Ruthin on Thursday (February 15), an inquest was held into the 24-year-old's death. 

It was told Mr Fardoe, who was employed as a maintenance worker at a holiday park in Talacre, appeared "deep in thought" when seen by his father at home on the morning the incident occurred. 

Mr Fardoe told his father he was going out, and had left what the inquest was told was a suicide note which was later found by family members. 

The inquest heard evidence from the train driver who said the Transport for Wales train was heading towards Chester, and had just left Prestatyn station at about 11.43am.

The train driver said: "He didn't fall on to the tracks or anything like that, it sadly seemed like a deliberate act."

Officers from the British Transport Police and paramedics attended, whereby Mr Fardoe was sadly pronounced dead at the scene at 12.42pm. 

A pathologist said the cause of death following a post-mortem examination was multiple injuries caused by a collision with a train. 

John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, recorded a conclusion of suicide.

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