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Former Coopers’ pupil, 51-year-old Neil Roeper, was struck by a train on the railway track that passed under the road he lived on, an inquest heard today.

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Mr Roeper, who lived with his wife and two children on Hartswood Road, Brentwood, was found dead below Seven Arches Bridge on February 10, Essex Coroner’s Court in Chelmsford was told.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to the scene at 7.42am

Following a post-mortem report, the court heard that he died of multiple injuries.

A spokesman at Coopers’ Company and Coborn School, Upminster, confirmed that Mr Roeper studied there until 1981 before going on to the University of Manchester.

Mr Roeper was a risk manager at Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd until November 2012.

Executive director of Daiwa Europe, Paul Lyon, said: “The reported news is obviously deeply saddening and our thoughts are with his family.”

Coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray will await a toxicology report as well as a report from the BTP.

BTP confirmed that they do not think the death was suspicious.

The inquest has been adjourned until July.

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