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Investigation underway after unexplained death on the railway – Kilpatrick station



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Detectives from British Transport Police are investigating the unexplained death of a man on the railway near Kilpatrick station. 

Officers were called to Kilpatrick station shortly before 8am on Sunday morning after reports that a body had been discovered. Police and paramedics attended and a 19-year-old man from the Clydebank area was taken to hospital but later died. 

His family have been informed. 

After initial examination of the scene, the incident is being treated as unexplained. Detectives continue to make extensive enquiries in order to trace this man’s movements prior to his death.

Detective Inspector Arlene Wilson from British Transport Police, said: “Understandably this has been terrible shock for this man’s family and friends and we have specially trained officers supporting them at this difficult time. 

“Our enquiries are in the early stages and we will continue to keep an open mind until we have established all of the facts. We have confirmed that the man left a nearby property shortly after 3am and was discovered near the railway line just before 8am. A post mortem examination will be undertaken to establish the cause of death. 

“I would be very keen to speak with anyone who was in the Kilpatrick area during the early hours of Sunday morning who can help us establish what happened. Your information could prove vital in getting this family the answers they desperately seek.” 

Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 139 of 25/06/2017 or text British Transport Police on 61016.

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