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Fresh appeal following double fatality – Barns Green



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Detectives investigating the death of a 15-year-old boy and his 71-year-old grandad are today launching a fresh appeal for information. 

At approximately 8.40am on Saturday 17 February, a car was struck by a train at Barns Green level crossing in West Sussex. Very sadly both occupants of the vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Since the incident, detectives have been working to understand the circumstances leading to the incident. Detectives are now looking to speak with any motorists and pedestrians who were near Barns Green, or the local area, on Saturday morning. Investigators are particularly keen to speak with motorists who have dash cam footage.  

Detective Inspector Darren Gough from British Transport Police, said: “My thoughts remain with the family during what must be an incredibly difficult time. My team of officers continue to work hard to establish exactly what happened in the moments leading to this awful incident. 

“Since Saturday’s incident, a number of people have contacted us and I am grateful for their help. However, I would now like to appeal to anyone else who was in Barns Green on Saturday morning and hasn’t yet spoken with police. In particular, I am looking to hear from motorists who may have dash cam footage of Barns Green, or Barns Green level crossing, on Saturday morning.” 

Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 146 of 17/02/2018.

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