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British Transport Police work to identify man found dead on railway line at Godinton Park in Ashford

09 June 2014
by Sam Lennon

An investigation is continuing today to identify a man found dead on the railway line in Ashford.

British Transport Police are investigating the circumstances of his death after he was found lying across the electric traction current in the Godinton Park area yesterday.

Officers, who are treating the case as "unexplained", are preparing a report for the coroner.

The man's body was found on tracks towards Godinton Park in Ashford. Picture Gary Browne

The man's body was found on tracks towards Godinton Park in Ashford. Picture: Gary Browne

They were called at just before 8.20am, along with Kent Police, fire and ambulance crews.

A BTP spokesman said: "Officers were called to the line near Godinton Park in Ashford at 8.19am on Sunday following a report of a body on the tracks.

"Officers from BTP and Kent Police alongside colleagues from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended the incident, and the body of a man was discovered.

"Enquiries are continuing to establish the identity of the man and the circumstances leading up to his death.

"The incident is currently being treated as unexplained. A file will be prepared for the coroner."

View from the railway bridge at Chart Leacon looking down the tracks towards Godinton Park. Picture Gary Browne

View from the railway bridge at Chart Leacon looking down the tracks towards Godinton Park. Picture: Gary Browne

Anyone with information is asked to phone BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting Incident reference 99 of 08/06/2014.

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