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Bank ‘hassled sick worker’ who leapt in front of train

Stressed: Mr Lyndon

A STRESSED bank worker jumped to his death in front of a train after being hassled by calls from the office while off sick, an inquest heard.

Matthew Lyndon, 46, is said to have ‘crumbled’ after being repeatedly called by staff at HSBC.

He leapt into the path of a train as it left Stourbridge Junction station in the West Midlands on January 16.

Black Country coroner’s court was told he had been become ‘distressed and scared’ by repeated calls from the human resources department since being signed off sick by his GP in December.

His partner, Caroline Garrington, believes that on the day before his death he was ‘pushed over the edge’ by text and voicemail messages saying he was going to be called about his absence, the inquest was told.

The bank administrator, from Stourbridge, had not been sleeping and was prescribed tablets for ADHD. The court heard a close relative was also deteriorating due to dementia and he had not been coping well at work.

Adjourning the inquest until March 28, assistant coroner Emma Serrano said: ‘I think further inquiries need to be made into this death.’