Investigation continues to identify man killed by train in Wakefield
British Transport Police (BTP) is today appealing for the public’s help to identify a man who was hit by a train in Wakefield last Friday.
Officers were called to the line between Horbury Junction and Wakefield Kirkgate station at 7.50pm on 12 June following reports that a man had been struck by a train.
Officers attended the incident with colleagues from West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service but the man was declared dead at scene.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a number of attempts to identify the man have been undertaken but to no avail.
He is described as, white, aged approximately 25-35 years of age, approximately 5ft 8, and of a slim muscular build. He had brown eyes, short brown hair and a stubbly goatee beard with stubble tram lines along his jaw. He also had his left ear pierced.
He was wearing a white T-shirt, white Adidas trainers with burgundy stripes and what appears to be three quarter length blue denim trousers.
He had a distinctive tattoo on his right forearm in gothic lettering possibly spelling ‘TER’.
Detective Inspector Mick Dawes of British Transport Police, said: “This man is someone’s son, and maybe a brother, father or friend. If you know someone matching his description we need to hear from you so we can identify him and inform his family as soon as possible.
“The man had no identification on him and we have been working closely with West Yorkshire Police but so far no-one missing in the local area fits the man’s description. I am now hopeful that someone may recognise the description given and provide us with information that will allow us identify him.”
Forensic analysis is currently ongoing however British Transport Police are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know this man by contacting 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 quoting reference 538 of 12/6/2015.