Man hit by train in Sowerby Bridge a year ago still not named

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Police are still trying to identify a man hit by a train in Sowerby Bridge a year ago.

Although his death is not being treated as suspicious, British Transport Police say they are still no nearer to finding out who he was.

The man was hit and killed at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station on Thursday, January 5, 2012.

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson said their investigation has included forensic and fingerprint analysis and checks with the Missing Persons Bureau.

“We’ve made detailed enquiries to establish his identity but unfortunately we have so far been unable to do so,” he said.

“In June we also took the unusual step of releasing images of the clothing the man was wearing when he died in an attempt to identify him so that we can then contact his family and those close to him to let them know what has happened.

“It’s very sad that this man is someone’s son and may also be a brother or a father, and his family are unaware of what has happened.

“A year on we are hoping that re-issuing this appeal may jog someone’s mind.”

He urged anyone who is aware that their neighbour or someone they regularly saw has not been around for a long time to get in touch.

The man who was hit has been described as white, 5ft 9ins to 5ft 10ins tall, with black, greying collar-length hair and a black moustache.

He wore black long thermal leggings, khaki denim trousers with blue patches on the pockets and a light blue belt, a green printed T-shirt picturing Che Guevara, a blue ribbed Harbour Bay jumper and a Cedar State black body warmer under a khaki short padded jacket with a grey detachable hood.

He also wore a Manchester United scarf, brown size eight Trade Safe walking boots, a grey knitted woolly hat, and a silver and gold metal linked chain.

Forensic analysis is currently ongoing and British Transport Police is keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know this man by contacting 0800 405040.