Murder investigation launched after man killed on train tracks in Prestatyn

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Job : Thu 14 Jul 2022

Updated: Thu 14 Jul

British Transport Police (BTP) detectives have launched a murder investigation after the tragic death of a man on a railway line in North Wales.

BTP was called to the line near Prestatyn Golf Club at 5.10pm yesterday following reports of a casualty on the slopes.

Officers and colleagues from the ambulance service were present, but sadly a 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His relatives have been informed.

Following the incident, a 47-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder and will be questioned by detectives.

Detective Inspector Granville Sellers said: ‘While we appreciate that this arrest may come as a shock to the local community, it is important to note that we are still in the very early stages of our investigation and are keeping an open mind. as to the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

“What we do know is that the two men knew each other and this is being treated as an isolated incident.

“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the man who has sadly passed away. They are supported by our specially trained Family Liaison Officers.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the events leading up to the incident or anyone with information that could help our investigation.

“Any witnesses, or anyone with useful information, can text BTP on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 407 of 13 July 2022. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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