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Police identify body found on railway track in Redruth

By WBKatri  |  Posted: July 25, 2013

Police appeal for help after body found on railway track in Redruth

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THE MAN found dead on the railway line near Scorrier on Tuesday morning has been identified.

He is a 58-year-old man from Redruth, British Transport Police confirmed today. His family has been informed.

The man's body was discovered at the Drump Lane foot passing, causing the line between Penzance and Truro to close for just over two hours.

Police, BTP and the South Western Ambulance Service all attended the incident shortly after 7am.

Paramedics, who pronounced the man dead at the scene, said he had injuries consistent with being hit by a train.

BTP said the incident was not being treated as suspicious.

The incident was called in at 6.48am by the driver of the 6am Penzance to Cardiff Central service who thought he had seen a body on the track.

A BTP spokesman said: "Officers from BTP and Devon & Cornwall Police attended the railway line at Drump Lane in Redruth on Tuesday after a report of a body on the tracks.

"Medics from the South Western Ambulance Service also attended and located the body of a man with injuries consistent with having been hit by a train. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

The incident caused a major disruption to services between Penzance and Truro with many trains cancelled or delayed after the line was closed shortly before 7am.

A Network Rail spokesman said normal service resumed from 9.17am.

Anyone with any information which they believe can assist the investigation is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident reference 76 of 23/07/13.

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