Appeal to identify man following fatality at Mount Florida station

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Detectives from British Transport Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man who sadly died on the railway at Mount Florida station.

At 11.29am on January 2, officers were called to the station after reports of a body being found by rail staff.

Paramedics also attended however the man, believed to be in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s fatal injuries are consistent with him being struck by a train.

A number of enquiries, including finger print checks, have been carried out by officers since the man’s body was discovered. Despite these enquiries, they have been unable to identify him and inform his family.

The man was sallow skinned, slim, had black cropped hair, stubble and a goatee beard. He was wearing a red baseball cap, black jumper with a silver motif, blue jeans and black boots. He also had tattoos on both arms, which are believed to be of an Egyptian theme.

Detective Inspector Brian McAleese from British Transport Police, said: “We are urgently trying to identify this man so we can locate his family and provide them with any support they need. If anyone knows someone matching the above description, I would urge you to contact us as soon as possible.

“The man was last seen on CCTV near to Mount Florida station at approximately 3.50pm on 31 December. Again, anyone who saw this man, or knows who he is then please get in touch.”

You can contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 50 40 40 quoting reference 151 of 02/01/2018.