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Appeal for witnesses after man dies on the railway – Leicester



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Officers investigating the death of a man on the railway in Leicester are today appealing for witnesses.

Shortly before 4.30am on 27 July, a train driver reported seeing a body on the railway near to New Walk Bridge in Leicester. 

Officers and paramedics quickly attended, however a man in his fifties was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. 

His family have been informed and are now being supported by British Transport Police (BTP) officers. 

Since Saturday morning, officers have been working to understand the man’s movements before the incident. He is described as being white, approximately 5ft 11ins to 6ft tall and of medium build. He had a shaven head and was wearing blue jeans, black top and dark shoes with white soles.

DI Paul Stanley from British Transport Police, said: “This was a very tragic death and my thoughts as with the family of this man as they come to terms with this awful news.  

“We are urgently working to review the final moments leading to this man death and today we are appealing for witnesses to come forward. In particular, I’d be looking to hear from anyone who saw a man near to New Walk Bridge between midnight and 4am on 27 July. 

“If you think you saw someone matching the above description, then please get in touch as a matter of urgency.” 

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 99 of 27/07/2019.  

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