Man found dead on railway tracks is namedBy Pete Castle
February 18, 2010
THE MAN found dead beside the Aldershot to Guildford railway line on Monday has been named.
He was John Anderson, 34, from Ash, British Transport Police said. It is thought he had a young family and lived near to where he was found.
His body was discovered on tracks near the Aldershot South junction at 4.40am, close to The Quadrant in Ash.
The incident led to hours of delays for hundreds of rush-hour commuters in the area.
A police spokeswoman said that Mr Anderson did not have injuries consistent with being hit by a train.
Police initially said that the death was being treated as unexplained but later confirmed it was not suspicious.
A file has been handed to the Surrey Coroner. An inquest was opened on Wednesday morning and adjourned to a hearing date that has not yet been decided.
Jemma Bevage, from British Transport Police, said in a statement that the man’s body had wounds to the neck and wrists.
She added that officers had no evidence to suggest that anyone else was involved in the death.
A South West Trains spokeswoman said that while the police had closed the line, there had been no reports from drivers or railway staff of an incident involving a train.
Passengers at Aldershot, Ash, Ash Vale, North Camp, Farnborough North, Blackwater, Frimley, Camberley, Bagshot, Sandhurst and Crowthorne stations all experienced long delays on Monday morning during the incident.
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