A KINGSWINFORD father-of-two took his own life when he jumped in front of a train travelling at 70mph.

Jaswant Singh Gill, aged 44, of Dudley Road, died as a result of his injuries following the incident on April 6.

His wife Narinder Kaur said told the inquest at Smethwick Coroners Court that her husband had an alcohol problem but had never displayed signs of depression or expressed a desire to self-harm.

Two days before his death a drunken Mr Gill had been arrested after an altercation with a family member, the inquest heard.

He was released on bail the next day and checked in at the Quality Hotel in Dudley, where he spent the night.

The next day, CCTV showed him buying a ticket at Dudley Port Train Station at 6.45am but when his train arrived he did not get on it.

British Transport Police coroners’ liaison officer Paul Simmonds said footage showed Mr Gill "walking around the platform with his hands in his pockets" and when the train he had a ticket for came to a halt he walked to the opposite side of the platform, where another train could be seen that was "travelling at speed" and not due to stop at the station.

Mr Simmonds said: "He momentarily stood at the edge and then bends down and jumps upwards in front of the train."

The inquest heard Mr Gill had called his brother prior to his death to tell him this was his last phone call as he was at a train station and had "had enough".

His older sibling hadn't believed he was considering suicide as, although he knew Mr Gill had been "in a low mood" due to personal problems, he believed he would calm down.

Police searching Mr Gill's hotel room after his death discovered a half-drunk bottle of whisky and a scribbled note which said "I love my wife and kids. She left me."

Mrs Kaur said that was not the case and told the inquest her husband "didn't know what he was doing" when he had been drinking.

After retiring to consider the evidence, Black Country coroner Zafar Siddique concluded Mr Gill committed suicide and said it was "an absolute tragedy" as he had his "whole life ahead of him".