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Coroner concludes former soldier took his own life at Dover cliffs

Scott Enion Photo: ITV Granada

A coroner has concluded that a former soldier from Greater Manchester took his own life after falling from cliffs in Dover.

Scott Enion was from Radcliffe, and had served in the army during the Gulf War. For many years he'd claimed that he'd been racially abused while serving his country. His body was found at the bottom of cliffs on New Year's Day.

The 45-year-old had suffered from post traumatic stress disorder after his time in the forces, and also had a history of depression. He was identified from his passport after his body was found.

Langdon Cliffs Credit: ITV Granada

During the search for Mr Enion's body, police also found the bodies of two twins from Chester close by.

Muriel and Bernard Burgess, 59, from the village of Elton in Cheshire, were discovered at the foot of Langdon Cliffs in Dover, Kent.

The bodies of the Burgess twins were found between half a mile to a mile from Mr Enion's, rescuers said. None of the three deaths were treated as suspicious and they were not linked by Kent Police.

Today the coroner at the inquests in Maidstone recorded an open verdict on their deaths, concluding that it was not clear whether the twins took their own lives or died as result of a tragic accident after cliff fall.

The pair were dressed for walking and had the ashes of their mother in a rucksack. They had both previously visited their GP for depression over the death of their mother.