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Dad killed jumping on train to retrieve gift

PUBLISHED: 12:07 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:50 25 August 2010

HAPPIER TIMES: DAvid Davies and his wife, Shelley.

HAPPIER TIMES: DAvid Davies and his wife, Shelley.

A DOTING dad died after trying to get back onto a train upon which he had left a present for his three-year-old son.

A DOTING dad died after trying to get back onto a train upon which he had left a present for his three-year-old son.

David Davies, 38, of Fairlawn Avenue, Bexleyheath was returning from work on the 4.33pm train from Charing Cross to Crayford, on Friday, May 9.

He got off at Barnehurst but suddenly realised he had left a toy car for his son Daniel and flowers for his wife Shelley on the carriage.

He raced back to the train to try and get back on and stepped up on the ledge between carriages but fell on the tracks and died.

Mrs Davies said her husband had called to tell her he had bought Daniel an expensive car from Hamleys toy shop.

She said: "Daniel was over the moon, really excited and Dave knew that. That's why he was so desperate to get the gift back. He had made a promise to his son and wanted to keep it.

"Dave was amazing. He had a huge amount of energy and his wit was incredible. I have stories of Dave that make me cry with laughter. There is now a huge void in our lives.

"I've lost my best friend and Daniel has lost a fantastic daddy."

Tributes to the Charlton fan on social networking Facebook remember a 'genius people person' who 'put a smile on so many people's faces'.

The family asked people not to bring flowers to the funeral, which was held on Tuesday, but for money to be put into a trust fund that had been created for their son Daniel.

The police are not treating the death as suspicious.

An inquest at Croydon Coroners Court was opened and adjourned last Tuesday.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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