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Man dies after being struck by a train in Berkswell.

POLICE are struggling to identify a man who died after he was struck by a 100mph train near Berkswell.

POLICE are struggling to identify a man who died after he was struck by a 100mph train near Berkswell.

The man, who is thought to be aged between 30 and 45, was hit by the 10.03 London Euston to Birmingham New Street service last Tuesday (July 25).

British Transport Police were called at around 11.12am and attended the railway line near Beechwood Tunnel.

The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious but officers have not yet been able to establish his identity.

Enquiries, including taking fingerprints from the man’s body, have not provided officers with any clues as to his identity.

PC James Lynch, officer in charge of the investigation, said: “The man who died after being struck by the train had no identification on him and his fingerprints were not on the police database. I am appealing for anyone who recognises the description of the man or his clothing to come forward and contact British Transport Police straight away.”

The man is described as white with black, shoulder-length hair. He was wearing dark-coloured trousers, a red and blue top – possibly a polo shirt, white socks with green trim around the toes, heel and top of the socks and white Nike training shoes with grey trim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting incident reference B5/WWA of 29/07/2012.

 

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