Railway safety and crime

18.06.18

Three men killed by train in south London

 Three men have died after being hit by a train near a south London station.

The British Transport Police (BTP) officers were called to Loughborough Junction station in south London at 7:34am after reports that three bodies were found on the tracks.

Officers attended and all three men, who are yet to be formally identified but believed to all be in their twenties, were declared dead at the scene.

It is believed that spray cans were found near the bodies of the men, but the BTP has said it is too early to comment on the reasons as to why the men came to be on the tracks.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson from the British Transport Police, said: “My team are now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway. 

“At this time, we are treating their death as unexplained as we make a number of immediate enquiries. I would ask anyone who was near to Loughborough Junction this morning, and saw something which they think might be relevant, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Supt Matt Allingham said: “Our investigation is focusing on how and why the men came to be on the tracks in the early hours of this morning. We are aware that there are a number of speculative comments about this on social media, but it is too early for us to comment on their reasons for being on the track.

“Whilst investigations continue, our focus is on supporting those bereaved families at this difficult time and gathering as much evidence as we can. That includes trawling through CCTV, talking to any witnesses and forensic investigations of the scene.”

Any information in identifying these men can get in touch via phone at 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with reference number 93 of 18 June.

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Image credit:  Yui Mok, PA Images

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