Man Killed By Train In Sway

31 October 2013, 09:58

The British Transport Police are appealing for help in identifying a man killed by a train in The New Forest.

Officers were called to the line close to Sway rail station on the 26th October 2013, at 6.25pm to a report of a body on the tracks. 

Medics from South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The man was found on the tracks near a road bridge, and officers are currently treating the death as non-suspicious. 

He had no identification on him and his fingerprints were not on the police database. 

He has been described as:

- white,

- aged between 40 and 55 of average build, 

- with blue eyes, 

- short, dark brown hair 

- no facial hair. 

He wore a green anorak-type coat, a blue scarf, grey check trousers, and trainers which had been cut at the heel. 

He had a pair of sunglasses in his pocket but no other items in his possession. 


Inspector Mick Morriss, of British Transport Police, said: 

"It is crucial that we establish the man's identity to allow us to inform his family. Our enquiries are ongoing to determine the full circumstances surrounding the incident, and this is why I am asking for the public's help. 

"This man may be someone's son, brother, father or friend. If you know someone matching his description we need to hear from you so we can identify him and inform his family as soon as possible. 

"I'd also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, or who has any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, so we can build a clearer picture of what took place. 

"We have not been made aware of any missing people in the local area who fit the gentleman's description and I am now hopeful that someone may recognise the description given today and provide us with information that will allow us identify him."

Forensic analysis is currently ongoing however British Transport Police are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know this man by contacting 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 494 of 26/10/13.

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