Man found dead next to rail line is from Ipswich

THE body of a man found near a rail line is thought to have been from Ipswich and in his 30's, it has been revealed today.

THE body of a man found near a rail line is thought to have been from Ipswich and in his 30's, it has been revealed today.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police said that the body was believed to have been a man from the town, after the body was found by a track worker in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services and paramedics were called to the scene close to the Halifax junction, however the ambulance service was left helpless after the male was pronounced dead at the scene. The body was not conveyed to hospital.

A spokesman for the British Transport Police (BTP) said: “I can confirm that officers from the BTP and Suffolk Constabulary attended the rail line at Halifax junction in the Maidenhall area of Ipswich on Sunday, January 24, after a report of a man's body on the rail line.


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“Paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service also attended and the man was declared dead at the scene.

“The incident was reported to police at 4.56am and is currently being treated as unexplained. Officers are currently working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident, including how the man came to be on the tracks, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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The spokesman later added that it was unknown how long the body had been at the scene and that trains which have recently passed the area would be checked.

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