A TRAINED primary school teacher died in a fall from the Bournemouth International Centre car park less than three months after moving to Dorset.

Pedro Miguel de Almeida Neves Lopes Gil was staying with wife Ana Joal at a hotel in St Michael's Road when he left their room at around 2am on May 29.

He then walked to the BIC and climbed to the top of the multi-storey car park. At around 6.55am, a member of the public living close to the car park called police with concerns for his welfare.

PC Mark Burton and a colleague were at the scene within five minutes. PC Burton, who is not a trained negotiator, then spent half an hour talking to Mr Gil in an attempt to bring him safely down.

However, Mr Gil, who was 50, "disengaged" after a conversation about family, football and travel. He fell from the fifth storey, landing on his head on concrete.

Paramedics and officers battled to save his life. However, he died as the result of multiple injuries at Poole Hospital.

At an inquest into his death on Monday, PC Burton's voice broke as he described the moments before Mr Gil's fall.

"He was sat on the ledge at the top," the officer said.

"[He said] 'There is nothing you can say or do to make me change my mind'."

PC Burton said he tried to "hook" Mr Gil, offering him something to drink, cigarettes and a blanket, asking him about his background and talking about Bournemouth and the sea.

However, Mr Gil then became quiet, telling the officer "Two minutes" before falling shortly afterwards.

"He was very, very calm," the officer said.

PC Burton was wearing body-worn video which captured his conversation with Mr Gil. The victim's family has seen the video, the court heard.

Ms Joal told the inquest her husband had suffered from depression for around 14 years. When the couple arrived in Bournemouth, Mr Gil was given anti-depressants by his GP.

However, he decided to stop taking them because they made him feel "sleepy", she said.

The two had arrived in Bournemouth in March after travelling in South America together.

Dorset coroner Rachael Griffin said Mr Gil was a "gentle man, very caring, very intelligent and very talented."

She recorded a conclusion of suicide.