Man’s death treated as ‘unexplained’ after he fell from bridge

PUBLISHED: 14:24 04 April 2017 | UPDATED: 15:25 04 April 2017

A man died on Sunday after he fell from the bridge.

A man died on Sunday after he fell from the bridge.


Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 30s died at a railway station at the weekend.

Officers were called to Burnham and Highbridge station at around 11:45am on Sunday when the man fell from the bridge.

The British Transport Police have confirmed the man died at the scene but it is being treated as ‘unexplained’.

Investigating officer detective inspector Jacqueline Thomas said: “We are continuing to keep an open mind regarding the circumstances which led to this man falling from this bridge. We believe a number of people may have been at the station, or in the area, prior to this incident and I would urge them to get in touch.

“This is a very upsetting incident for this man’s family who are being supported by specialist officers from British Transport Police. Our thoughts are with them at what must be a very difficult time.

“If you could help us piece together what happened prior to this man falling, please contact us as soon as possible. Your information could prove vital to our enquiries.”

If you have any information, call the police on 08004 05040 quoting reference 190 of 02/04/2017.

Police have also confirmed while formal identification has not yet taken place, the man’s family have been informed of his death.

A post-mortem is set to take place this week.

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