Unexplained rail death leads to police appeal

Queen Street station, Glasgow
Image caption The man's body was found on the railway line in Queen Street Station

The death of a man found on a railway track at Glasgow Queen Street station remains unexplained and has led to a police appeal for information.

British Transport Police said the body of the man, who has now been identified as a 24-year-old from Glasgow, was found shortly after midday on Saturday.

His body was on the railway line a short distance from the end of Platform 8 - in the low level of the station.

Relatives have been made aware. Police are treating the death as unexplained.

Officers are carrying out extensive inquiries to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.

It is believed that he may have fallen from the over-bridge in Dundas Street.

However, officers are seeking the assistance of the public in tracing his last movements.

Det Sgt Nicola Phillips, the officer in charge of the investigation, said: "The man was last seen on CCTV leaving the station at around 23:35 on Friday 4 January and it is not entirely clear how he came to be on the tracks.

"I am therefore appealing for anyone who has any information which can help us piece together his movements between Friday night, and when his body was discovered, to contact BTP as a matter of urgency."

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