TRIBUTES have been left for a man who was hit by a train earlier this month.

Daniel John Mosdell, 37, of Pitman Close, was struck by a train on September 7 between Hook and Basingstoke.

He was named at an inquest on Monday, which was then adjourned until March.

A number of bouquets of flowers were left at the scene, with one message calling Daniel "the most kind hearted man to ever walk this planet.

"I can't imagine a life without you in it," it continued. "You have left an empty space in our lives forever."

Another said: "I still can't quite believe that you are no longer here with us.

"We miss you so much Dan and our hearts are breaking. We are sorry if we failed you and that you thought this was the only way out."

A third said: "You have left us all too soon. I have hundreds of memories to last a life time that I will never forget. I love you with all my heart."

Another added: "You will be sorely missed but forever in our hearts."

The inquest in Winchester heard on Monday that the 37-year-old man was identified through fingerprints.

Consultant pathologist Bineeta Foria conducted a post-mortem at Basingstoke Hospital but a cause of death awaits toxicology results.

The man was declared dead at the scene.

Speaking at the time, a British Transport Police spokesman said: "BTP officers were called to Crown Lane, in Basingstoke, on Saturday after a report that a person had been struck by a train.

"Officers from the BTP and medical emergency teams attended the incident, and at 12.34pm a male person was declared deceased.

“The identity of the male has been confirmed and next of kin have been notified.

"The incident is being treated as non-suspicious."

All lines between Basingstoke and Farnborough were blocked while emergency services dealt with the incident, which caused disruption until later that evening.

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