A former professional cricket player intended to take his own life when he fell from the Torridge Bridge in Bideford in January. Thomas William Allin, 28, was found dead on the A386 at East-the-Water by a passing motorist at around 8.45pm on January 4. An inquest in Barnstaple today (Tuesday) heard Mr Allin died as a result of unsurvivable injuries. A statement from his mother, Beverley Allin, said her son had been through a number of tough months prior to his death. In early October his brother was taken into hospital, which Mrs Allin said really shook up her son. Then, in late October, Mr Allin was involved in a high-speed collision near Clovelly which caused him to suffer serious leg injuries. Although he recovered physically from the collision, the inquest heard Mr Allin had discussed feeling up and down in his mind with a nurse at a follow-up appointment. She suggested referring him to the depression and anxiety services but said he declined. Friends of Mr Allin giving evidence to the inquest said they had no idea he was contemplating taking his own life Mr Allins friend Rachel Flores said she saw him on the night of his death, when he seemed normal. But looking back, she said it was a bit unusual that when she dropped him off at around 7.30-8pm he said bye and gave her a long hug. When police searched his home in East-the-Water after his death, they found three suicide notes. Coroner Dr Elizabeth Earland said: This is a very tragic situation but on the evidence in front of me Im in no doubt Mr Allin was the architect of his own demise and he clearly intended the consequences of his actions. She recorded a conclusion of suicide. Mr Allin, who was educated at Bideford College and North Devon College, was a professional cricketer with Warwickshire for six years between 2008-2013. He was heavily involved in primary school coaching in Barnstaple and Bideford and was head of cricket at Shebbear College as well as a coach at Bideford College. During the winter, Mr Allin played football for Northam Lions. At the time of his death, tributes were paid from cricketers around the world, and hundreds attended his funeral, forming a guard of honour with cricket bats. His parents Tony and Beverley, who live in Northam, said they were overwhelmed by the heartening tributes to their son.For emotional support, you can call the free, confidential 24-hour Samaritans helpline on 116 123.Click here to return to our homepage for more North Devon news.