A FORMER teacher who suffered a number of traumatic incidents in her life died after stepping in front of a moving train, an inquest has heard.

Jihan Fahim El Sayed, aged 40, died at Pokesdown railway station shortly before 8pm on Friday, September 13, last year.

Yesterday, at Dorset Coroner's Court, her mother, Patricia El Sayed, told the hearing how Jihan started experiencing mental health difficulties after the death of her second child, who was stillborn.

After this, depression started, heroin, methadone then alcohol dependence developed and Jihan's life continued to unravel.

Jihan, a mother of four, lived through a nine-year abusive relationship with her second husband in Egypt, and upon starting a new life in England became the victim of a violent knifepoint robbery.

Mum Patricia told the court her daughter – who she described as a "happy and caring child" – had suffered post traumatic stress disorder, had a breakdown and had tried suicide three times previously.

"She made several attempts to try to die and it all seems to go back to the death of her baby," said her mum.

Ms El Sayed, who lived in Charminster Avenue, Bournemouth, was captured on CCTV standing on the platform at Pokesdown.

A subsequent investigation found no third party involvement. Written notes to her family were found back at her address afterwards by police.

Recording a conclusion of suicide, coroner Brendan Allen said: "She (Jihan) had only just been living in Charminster Avenue having moved several times within the previous few months due to police concerns for her safety after she was the victim of a criminal offence.

"Jihan had suffered with her mental health for many years, starting with the loss of a child.

"The subsequent life experiences she had would have undoubtedly led to her mental health difficulties."

In early September 2019, Jihan went to stay with her mum. Having concerns for her daughter's mental health her mum arranged an appointment for Jahin to see her GP, but she would never make this appointment.

The day before Jihan walked into the path of the train, her mum, who supported her throughout her turbulent life, drove her back to Bournemouth.

Speaking at the inquest, her mum said: "I think she just got to the end, she had nowhere else to run."

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