Man, 19, Dies After Being Found Near Railway

26 June 2017, 15:11 | Updated: 26 June 2017, 15:13


The death of a man who was found near the railway line close to a station is being investigated by police.

British Transport Police (BTP) and paramedics were called to the scene near Kilpatrick station in West Dunbartonshire at about 8am on Sunday.

The 19-year-old-man, from the Clydebank area, was taken to hospital but later died. His death is being treated as unexplained.

Detectives said the man left a nearby property at about 3am.

They appealed for information as they try to trace his movement's before his death.

Detective Inspector Arlene Wilson, from British Transport Police, said: "Understandably, this has been a terrible shock for this man's family and friends, and we have specially-trained officers supporting them at this difficult time.

"Our enquiries are in the early stages and we will continue to keep an open mind until we have established all of the facts.

"We have confirmed that the man left a nearby property shortly after 3am and was discovered near the railway line just before 8am.

"A post-mortem examination will be undertaken to establish the cause of death.

"I would be very keen to speak with anyone who was in the Kilpatrick area during the early hours of Sunday morning who can help us establish what happened.

"Your information could prove vital in getting this family the answers they desperately seek.''

Anyone with information is asked to call 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 139 of 25/06/2017 or text British Transport Police on 61016.