Man killed by train in Berkswell tunnel

By Chris Willmott 30/07 Updated: 08/08 15:50

A MAN was killed instantly when he was hit by a train in a tunnel in Berkswell.

The unidentified man - thought to be aged 30 to 45 with black, shoulder-length hair, was struck by the London Euston to Birmingham New Street train in Beechwood Tunnel at around 11.12am on July 25.

The death is being treated as non-suspicious but, despite extensive enquiries and taking fingerprints from the body, officers from British Transport Police have not yet been able to establish 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.

“He is described as white, aged 30-45, 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.

“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.”

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

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