Mystery over Suffolk man's train death

AN investigation is under way today into the final movements of a Suffolk man who died when he was struck by a train in Yorkshire.Andrew Minns, 24, was killed by a freight train in the Colton Bridge area near York.

Grant Sherlock

AN investigation is under way today into the final movements of a Suffolk man who died when he was struck by a train in Yorkshire.

Andrew Minns, 24, was killed by a freight train in the Colton Bridge area near York.

British Transport Police today said they had been unable to uncover why Mr Minns, who was from Sudbury, had been in York and what led to him being on the track at 5.20am on April 24.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers from the force have launched an investigation and appealed for anyone who knew Mr Minns and had information about why he had travelled north to contact them.

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Enquiries so far have failed to uncover any links Mr Minns had with Yorkshire.

Pc Nick Storey said: “The circumstances surrounding Andrew's death are still unclear and we would be keen to speak to anyone who may have seen him or spoke to him in the days prior to his death.

“Andrew has been described as white, of slim build, between 5ft 8 and 6ft tall, with dark short hair.

“At the time of his death he was wearing dark blue jeans, a black zip up hooded top with the words MECCA13 on the front, a black polo neck jumper and Nike Trainers. He also wore black woollen gloves.

“I would like to appeal for any member of the public who may be able to help us piece together Andrew's last movements in the days prior to his death, or have any information that may help us with our enquiries to contact BTP on freefone 0800 405040 quoting incident number 59 of the 24 April 2008.”

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