Police launch probe into dead body found near Birkbeck station

Police launch probe into dead body found near Birkbeck station

Police launch probe into dead body found near Birkbeck station

First published in Traffic & Travel News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a man’s body was found on the railway tracks near Birkbeck station this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 7am but the man, believed to be 20 and from Bromley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Trains are still being diverted because of the incident.

Southern services between Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction are affected and there are delays of around 20 minutes.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are on going to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident, including how he came to be on the tracks.

“The incident is currently being treated as unexplained and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call the BTP on Freefone 0800 405040, quoting incident number 69 of 27/03/2012.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsroom on 01689 885725.

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5:31pm Tue 27 Mar 12

tranquility says...

R.I.P hun I couldnt beleive it when I heard you were gone :( I hope you find the peace you so deserve.
R.I.P hun I couldnt beleive it when I heard you were gone :( I hope you find the peace you so deserve. tranquility
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