Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By COLIN HURST news@sun­

PO­LICE have be­gun a mur­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion fol­low­ing the dis­cov­ery of a man’s body on rail­way tracks af­ter he is be­lieved to have been chased.

De­tec­tives from Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice (BTP) ini­tially thought the in­ci­dent was not sus­pi­cious, but said fur­ther en­quiries have brought new in­for­ma­tion to light.

Of­fi­cers were called to Knock­holt sta­tion, in Kent, at 12.05am on Mon­day fol­low­ing re­ports from a train driver that a body had been seen on the tracks near the sta­tion.

Po­lice be­lieve that shortly be­fore 9.30pm on Sun­day, the vic­tim was chased into the sta­tion by another man.


The vic­tim was then chased onto the tracks.

A short while later, the other man walked back onto the plat­form and ex­ited the sta­tion.

A BTP spokes­woman said it is not yet clear whether the man was hit by a train or fa­tally in­jured by other means.

Senior in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, De­tec­tive Chief In­spec­tor Paul Lan­g­ley, said: “Un­der­stand­ably, this is an in­cred­i­bly up­set­ting in­ci­dent for this man’s fam­ily and we have spe­cial­ist fam­ily li­ai­son of­fi­cers of­fer­ing them sup­port.

“Whilst for­mal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion is yet to take place, we be­lieve this man to be a 24-year-old from the Croy­don area of London.

“A post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion will take place in the com­ing days, from this we hope to un­der­stand ex­actly how this man died.

“In the mean­time, we are trawl­ing through all avail­able CCTV and look­ing to speak with any wit­nesses or lo­cal res­i­dents who saw or heard any­thing.”

MUR­DER PROBE: Knock­holt train sta­tion

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