A “LOVING and kind” web designer told his family he loved them the night before taking his life, an inquest heard.

Isaac Arbaab Lone, 27, who lived in Menston, was well thought-of by friends but the inquest at Bradford Coroners’ Court heard that he had been suffering long-standing mental health problems.

Assistant coroner Oliver Longstaff said Mr Lone – who was formerly known as Mohammed Arbaab Amjad – was a “troubled soul” who had a “self-destructive streak… generated by feelings of low self-worth” and “insecurities about his own identity”.

Mr Lone’s partner Edward Wilkinson said in a statement that he had suffered mental health problems as he struggled with his sexuality.

But after receiving death threats at work, he changed jobs and sought help from the mental health charity MIND.

Mental health nurse Victoria Burnett told the hearing: “I think he was overwhelmed by his past and work stress.”

The night before he died, Mr Lone left the home he shared with Mr Wilkinson who later reported him missing.

A police officer – Sarah Simpson – found him on Ilkley Moor.

She said: “He wasn’t injured but was wet, muddy and very upset. He was very shaky and weak and obviously traumatised.”

PC Simpson detained Mr Lone under the Mental Health Act and he was taken to Airedale General Hospital, in Steeton, where he was assessed by a psychiatrist and social worker Andrew Bailey.

Mr Bailey said Mr Lone “used the word disowned” in relation to his parents after they had found out about his sexuality and his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

Nevertheless, Mr Bailey said: “He appeared lucid, positive and answered questions in a considered way.”

He was discharged into the care of a friend - Jeni Langridge - but the following morning he left her home.

Ms Langridge described him as “a loving and kind friend”.

Mr Lone, 27, died on August 23, 2019, near Menston Railway Station.

Pathologist Dr Richard Knights said he suffered “multiple injuries consistent with the impact trauma from a train”.

In a statement read out by Mr Longstaff on behalf of Mr Lone’s parents, Amjad Mahmood and Fayyaz Bibi, said: “He was a happy child and an intellectual teenager. [We] do not recall any mental health issues at home.

“Everything with family was fine until he started keeping secrets. We never questioned how he wanted to live his life.

“The night before his death, he told us he loved us. When he died, our hearts were broken, and our lives shattered. We are struggling to come to terms with the death of our son.”

In reaching a conclusion of death by suicide, assistant coroner Oliver Longstaff said: “From the evidence I’ve heard, [Mr Lone] was a troubled soul, which in no way casts aspersions on friends or family.

“He was dominated by abuse from a distant family member who preyed on Arbaab’s insecurities about his own identity.

“His self-destructive streak was generated by feelings of low self-worth. It impacted on family relations. There is no criticism or blame in these issues.”

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