Kent

Appeal to identity of man found dead on Kent rail line

  • 3 October 2012
  • From the section Kent

Police investigating the unexplained death of a man whose body was found on a railway line in Kent have appealed to the public for help in identifying him.

He was found on tracks under a road bridge near Postern Lane, Tonbridge, on Saturday. British Transport Police said he had been hit by a train.

Det Insp Ashley Cooper said the man had no identification and his fingerprints were not on the police database.

He was aged between 50 and 60, of slim build, and about 5ft 7in (1.62m) tall.

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His hair was thick dark brown and greying at the sides.

At the time, he was wearing black Wrangler jeans, a black Wrangler t-shirt and a grey-green round neck heavy knitted jumper made by Kilspindie of Scotland.

A souvenir keyring containing the logo from Sevenoaks National Trust property Knole House was also found in the man's pocket.

Mr Cooper said: "It is crucial that we establish the identity to allow us to inform his family. This man may be someone's son, brother or father or friend."

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