Do you recognise man who was hit by train?

Police have provided a sketch of the man along with a distinguishing tattoo
Police have provided a sketch of the man along with a distinguishing tattoo
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Police who are trying to identify a man hit by a train have released a sketch of his face and a picture of a tattoo.

The man had no identification on him when he was killed between Horbury Junction and Wakefield Kirkgate station at 7.50pm on Friday, June 12.

The man had no identification on him

The man had no identification on him

British Transport Police say his death is not being treated as suspicious but attempts to identify him have so far proved futile.

They are trying to establish whether he was from the local area or Leeds.

Detective Inspector Mick Dawes said: “We are really hopeful that someone may recognise the man from the image.

“It is really important that we establish the man’s identity to allow us to inform his family and this is why I am asking for the public’s help.

The tattoo - possibly the letters 'TER' - was on his right arm

The tattoo - possibly the letters 'TER' - was on his right arm

“The man had no identification on him and we have been working closely with West Yorkshire Police but so far no-one missing in the local area fits the man’s description.

“This man is someone’s son, and maybe a brother, father or friend. If you know someone matching his description we need to hear from you so we can identify him and inform his family as soon as possible. If you recognise him, please contact us.”

The man was white, aged 25 to 35, about 5ft 8ins tall, and of slim, muscular build. He had brown eyes, short brown hair and a stubbly goatee beard with stubble ‘tram lines’ along his jaw. He also had his left ear pierced and was missing a right upper tooth.

He was wearing a white T-shirt, white Adidas trainers with burgundy stripes and what appears to be three quarter length blue denim trousers,

The tattoo on his right forearm in gothic lettering possibly spelled the letters ‘TER’.

Anyone with information should contact BTP on 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference 538 June 12.

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