An inquest into the death of a Southall father who died after jumping in front of a train concluded he "carried out an act of self harm whilst suffering from mental illness".

Peter Docherty, who had schizoaffective disorder, was found dead at Ealing Broadway station on January 7 2015.

At the West London Coroners court on Monday (January 9), the coroner's verdict was that Mr Docherty's death was as a result of self-harm.

He had been admitted to the Ravenscourt Ward , which is part of the Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health Unit, on January 5 2015.

A spokesman for West London Coroners court said: "The coroner's verdict is the deceased carried out an act of self harm whilst suffering from mental illness."

Mr Docherty was heavily interested in Scientology, giving money and working for them for free, the court was told.

Marc Docherty, Mr Docherty’s son, said at the conclusion of the inquest: "My dad was a lover of people with a kind and generous spirit.

"He was a fantastic father and a loving husband who will be sorely missed by all his family.

"The inquest process has been a hugely difficult experience for us, particularly given this week is the anniversary of my father’s death."

The court had previously heard the Southall dad-of-one heard voices which "told him he was going to hell."

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The inquest was told Mr Docherty 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.

His family raised concerns about whether he should have been released from hospital.

Mr Docherty was heavily interested in Scientology, giving money and working for them for free, the court was told on the opening day of the inquest.

It was heard on day two of the inquest on Friday January 6 that he was having "suicidal ideation" and was "high risk".

But staff told West London Coroner's Court Mr Docherty was allowed to leave the ward.

Coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe made the ruling after a two day inquest which was adjourned to Monday (January 9).

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