Train death man named
A man who died on railway tracks between
Tonbridge and Paddock Wood has been named.
The family of 50-year-old
Andrew Bell from Tunbridge Wells have now been informed of his
Mr Bell was struck and killed
by a train near Postern Lane in September.
His identity remained a
mystery and prompted police to release an artist’s impression of
the victim as part of a public appeal for information.
Det Insp Ashley Cooper, the
investigating officer, said: "I’d like to thank the public for the
valuable information received and the media for assisting with the
"It was thanks to local
media, who published the appeal and drawing, and members of the
public who came forward with information which allowed us to
identify the man.
"We were then able to inform
his family of the sad news."
British Transport Police
(BTP) officers were called to the railway line at about 7am on
Saturday, September 29 following a report of a man’s body on the
Medics from South East Coast
Ambulance Service also attended, but the man was pronounced dead at
BTP said the death was not
being treated as suspicious and they were not looking for anyone
else in connection with the incident.
A BTP spokesman confirmed a
file was being prepared for the coroner and an inquest into Mr
Bell’s death will be opened shortly.
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