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Appeal for information after fatality at Kenrick Park Metro station – West Bromwich

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We are appealing for information following the death of a man near Kenrick Park Metro station in West Bromwich.

Officers were called to the station at around 7.40pm yesterday (4/6), to reports of a man on the tram tracks who was thought to have been struck by a tram.

BTP officers attended along with the ambulance service but sadly the man was found to have died.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and officers are working to establish the circumstances of how he came to be on the tracks.

Investigating officer, Det Chief Insp Tony Fitzpatrick, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what happened at Kenrick Park Metro station yesterday.  We are working to establish how the man came to be on the tracks. 

“Did you see or hear anything out of the ordinary in the area, in the time leading up to this man’s death?

"Did you see a man walking onto the tracks?

“Did you see the man in the area of the foot crossing yesterday evening?

“The victim is an Asian man, aged 19 years old, and was wearing dark clothing. If you saw someone matching his description in the area prior to the incident, please contact me as soon as possible.

 “Any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, could help us to establish how this man died.

“We have informed the man’s next of kin of his death. They are being supported by officers as the investigation continues.

“Please call me with any information on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 475 4/6/17.”

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