A SECURITY guard hit by a train on a Bolton railway line was identified by his DNA.

An inquest jury recorded an open verdict on Mohammed Younis Khan, aged 46, whose remains were found on April 10, the morning after a train driver reported hitting something in the dark at Gilnow, half a mile from Bolton Station.

Pakistan-born Mr Khan lived alone in View Street, Daubhill, and was one of seven children brought up in Bolton after his parents moved to Britain.

The court heard that Mr Khan had been seen by a psychiatrist and was taking anti-depressants at the time of his death. No note was found among his possessions.

Train driver David Baker told the court he had been driving the Transpennine Express train from Blackpool to Manchester, at 11.30pm, on April 9, and heard a thud. However, after stopping at the next signal he could find no evidence of an impact.

A search was made of the line, but it was only in daylight that Mr Khan’s body.