Fresh appeal over death of man at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station

Clothing worn by a man hit by a train at Sowerby Bridge
Clothing worn by a man hit by a train at Sowerby Bridge

POLICE trying to identify a man killed when he was hit by a train in Sowerby Bridge have released more detail of his clothing.

Officers from British Transport Police still don’t know who the man was who died in the accident at Sowerby Bridge Railway Station at 5.34pm on Thursday, January 5.

Detective Inspector Mick Jackson said that despite extensive efforts to establish the man’s identity, including forensic and fingerprint analysis and checks with the Missing Persons Bureau, officers have so far been unable to find out who he is.

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

“It’s very unusual that we would release images of clothing of a person who has died but it’s very important, that we contact his family and those close to him to let them know what has happened.

“This man is someone’s son and may also be a brother or a father. If you recognise any of the clothing from the pictures or are aware that you’re neighbour or someone you regularly saw hasn’t been around for a few months we are keen to hear from you so we can identify him and inform his family as soon as possible.”

He 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 Fidel Castro, 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 8 Trade Safe walking boots, a grey knitted woolly hat, and a silver and gold metal linked chain.

Forensic analysis is currently ongoing however British Transport Police are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may know this man on 0800 405040, quoting reference 409 of 5/1/2012.