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Man Dies After Trying To Cross Railway Line In Dorchester


11:36am 20th August 2012

A man's died after being electrocuted on the railway line near Dorchester South Train station.

The 24-year-old from Cheltenham was discovered around 4.19am yesterday morning - despite efforts to save him he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been told.

British Transport Police think he was trying to cross the tracks.

They say there are no suspicious circumstances and have called it a tragic accident.

They've released this statement to Wessex FM:

"South Western Ambulance Service medics also attended but the man, a 24-year-old from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The incident was reported to BTP at 4.19am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious."

The tracks were handed back to Network Rail at 5.15am.

BTP Inspector Mick Morriss said: "We believe at this stage that the man was electrocuted after trying to cross the tracks.

"Sadly this appears to have been a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the man's family at this difficult and sad time for them.

"A post mortem is expected to take place today [Monday, 20 August] and officers will now be looking into the full circumstances surrounding this incident as part of the file to be prepared for the Coroner."

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