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Appeal after man struck by a train at St Fagans level crossing – Wales

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Officers from British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information following the death of a man on the railway at a level crossing. 

Shortly after 8.50pm on Sunday 2 April officers from BTP were called to St Fagans level crossing in Cardiff following reports that a person had been struck by a train. Officers from BTP and paramedics attended however a man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. His death continues to be treated as non-suspicious. 

Despite multiple enquiries since his death, officers have not yet been able to identify the man. 

Officers are now launching an appeal to assist with their enquiries into the identity of this man. 

The man is white, aged in his fifties or sixties with greying blonde hair and at the time he was struck by the train he was wearing grey/green chino trousers, a grey jumper and a black parka jacket. He also had on a camouflage jacket.  

Investigating officer Sergeant Richard Powell, said: “This is a very tragic incident and our efforts remain fixed on identifying the man so we can inform his family. If you know anyone who matches this description then please contact police as soon as possible. 

“So far officers have made house to house enquiries and have spoken at length with our colleagues in South Wales Police, Gwent Police and at hospitals in the local area. We have still been unable to identify this man and we would welcome any help from the public. 

“I’d particularly like to hear from anyone who might have been in the area at the time and who saw someone that matches the man’s description. I am aware a man matching this description may have assisted a man whose car had broken down close to the station. If you are this man, we would like to hear from you.” 

Anyone with any information is encourage to contact BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 488 of 02/04/2017.
 

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