A Southall dad-of-one who heard voices which "told him he was going to hell" died after being hit by a train at 100mph, an inquest has heard.
Peter Docherty was found dead at Ealing Broadway station on January 7 2015, West London Coroner's Court heard on day one of the two-day inquest today (Thursday January 5).
Mr Docherty who had schizoaffective disorder, was "thinking about jumping in front of a train" before he said on January 5 2015 that he "didn't feel safe going home" from hospital, lawyers said.
The 54-year-old was under the care of West London Mental Health Trust, at the Ravenscourt Ward.
A day later on January 6 he said he wanted to go home from hospital, the court heard, before his death shortly after 9am the following morning.
His family raised concerns about whether he should have been released from hospital.
A statement from his son Marc Docherty, which was read in court, said: "I was always close to my father from an early age.
"He got on well with everyone.
"In the last few months he seemed distressed and anxious.
"He was not doing so great.
"I have concerns about whether my father was treated properly and whether he should have been allowed out."
The court was told he was concerned at the potential closure of Solace Centre, an out of hours mental health centre, and had protested the closure outside Ealing Town Hall.
It was said Mr Docherty's mood was affected by the potential closure of the centre and that he had been to demonstrations outside Ealing Town Hall.
Mr Docherty was heavily interested in Scientology, giving money and working for them for free, the court was told.
A statement from his ex-wife, Julie Docherty, read out in court said: "He became involved in Scientology, I felt he changed after he became involved in Scientology.
"He said he wanted Marc to get involved I said I didn't want this.
"He started getting paranoid. Leaflets were left on the floor.
"He spent a lot of at the Solace Centre.
"I never thought he would step in front of a train.
"Next thing I heard was that he had stepped in front of a train.
"He gave money to Scientology and said he would work with them without pay.
"The voices were about him being evil and the things he had done - voices told him he was going to hell."
His sister, Nancy Docherty, said: "He was heavily involved in Scientology, for more than 10 years.
"He gave up his job so he could hand out newspapers for them."
The 54-year-old was hit by a train travelling at 100mph, Gary Mathias, from British Transport Police said.
The Solace Centre remained open.
The inquest continues.
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