A man who threw himself in front of a train at Earlsfield station last year had a long history of depression, an inquest has heard.

Martyn Greek, 38, of Strathville Road, was seen jumping in front of the 11.50am Waterloo to Alton train, which passes through the station without stopping, just after midday on September 23.

The inquest heard that the married IT salesman, who had attempted suicide a month earlier, had been suffering from work stress.

Concerns grew for Mr Greek when he failed to turn up for an 11am appointment that day at the Priory Clinic in Roehampton, where he was being treated for depression.

CCTV cameras caught him standing by the tracks at Earlsfield station an hour later, before running towards a train as it approached the station.

Train driver Joseph Alton said: “As I was travelling through the station I saw a man standing away from the platform edge. Then out of the corner of my eye I saw someone run off the platform.

“He must have done it deliberately as he would have had to time his run to get in front of the train.”

Dr Paul Knapman, coroner at Westminster Coroner’s Court, said he died of multiple injuries and recorded a verdict of suicide.