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Witness appeal after death on the tracks at East Didsbury

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British Transport Police are appealing for further information after the death of a 19-year-old man on the tracks close to East Didsbury station last night (23 March).

Shortly after 8.00pm officers were called to the line close to East Didsbury train station following reports of a casualty on the tracks.

Officers attended the scene, alongside colleagues from the ambulance service, however the man, believed to be from Manchester, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained family liaison officers.

Officers are keen to find out more about the man’s movements before the tragic incident and would like to speak to anyone who was close to East Didsbury station yesterday evening. He is described as being white, around six foot, slim build, with dark hair and wearing a blue waterproof jacket, black sweater, jeans and brown boots.

DCI Tim Tubbs from British Transport Police said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family and friends of this young man. Specially trained officers are now supporting them as they come to terms with this devastating news.

“At this time we are treating his death as unexplained and we have launched an urgent investigation to determine exactly what happened.

“We are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of East Didsbury station yesterday evening and saw something which they think might be relevant to contact us as soon as possible."

Information can be passed to BTP by calling 0800 40 50 40 or by texting 61016 quoting reference 651 of 23 March.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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