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Further appeal for information following man's death - Leicester



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Detectives investigating the death of a man on the railway in Leicester are today naming him as they continue to appeal for information.

Mark Atkinson, aged 53, was found dead on the railway near New Walk Bridge during the early hours of Saturday 27th July. Since then, detectives have been working to understand his final movements in the moments leading to his death.

Officers are asking anyone who saw Mark between midnight and 4.25am on the morning of Saturday 27 July. Likewise, officers are hoping to hear from anyone who saw or spoke with Mark socialising within the City Centre the previous evening.

DI Granville Sellers from British Transport Police said: “Our thoughts remain with the family of Mark as they continue to come to terms with his sudden loss. Quite rightly, they’re desperate for answers, this is why we are appealing for further witnesses to get in touch.”

A post mortem has now been undertaken and detectives are keeping an open mind as to how Mr Atkinson came to be on the railway line.      

Mark’s family have said: “We are absolutely devastated.  Mark was a much loved son, brother and father, and family and friends are unable to come to terms with his death.

"Mark will be greatly missed by everybody”.

 The family of Mark have released a photo to help with the appeal.

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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