Police appeal for help to identify man struck by train at West Hampstead station

West Hampstead Overground station

West Hampstead Overground station - Credit: Archant

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man who was struck by a train at West Hampstead station.

The man was hit by a London St Pancras to Derby train service at the station in West End Lane on Tuesday at 9.40pm.

British Transport Police (BTP) and Metropolitan Police officers attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene by medics from the London Ambulance Service.

The death is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

Detective Constable Terry Hancocks, of BTP, said: “Investigators have carried out extensive enquiries into identifying the man, but unfortunately have so far been unable to do so.


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“Forensic analysis is currently ongoing however police are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know this man or who has any information about the incident.

“This man is someone’s son and he may also be a brother, father or an uncle. It is imperative that we identify him as soon as possible, and help bring closure to his family.”

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The man is described as white and in his fifties.

He was wearing a Barbour jacket, blue Harbour jeans in size 38, and Karrimor size 12 trainers.

He had a bald head, clean shaved and was wearing glasses.”

An inquest will be held into the death at St Pancras Coroner’s court.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference B8/LNA of 30/05/2013.

Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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