Man who was hit by train at Brundall planned his own death
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A project manager who died after being hit by a train had planned his own death, an inquest has heard.
Benjamin Foster, 28, of Brundall, was hit by a train at Brundall Gardens, on May 13 this year.
An inquest held at Norwich Coroners' Court yesterday heard Mr Foster, who had run out from behind a train, was seen by the driver who applied the emergency brakes but was unable to stop.
A report by the British Transport Police (BTP) stated the married father of one had a job with a publishing company but had not been hitting targets and despite having his probationary period extended thought he was going to lose his job.
The inquest heard that in the days before his death, Mr Foster, who was studying for an Open University degree in engineering,called a friend to say they had been going through 'will stuff' and that if anything happened to him to be the one to 'teach' his son 'fun, cool things'.
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On the day of his death Mr Foster called his wife to say he loved her and say 'bye'.
She returned home to find police officers at their neighbours' door and was told about what had happened.
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She found a letter had been left in the kitchen and that the laundry had been done, property cleaned and shopping done.
Yvonne Blake, area coroner, who reached a conclusion of suicide, said: 'He clearly was a much liked and loved person and it seems very sad that he had such a negative view of himself which clearly everyone else from his employers to his wife to his friends to his tutor didn't have.'
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