British Transport Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to after a woman was killed in a tragic accident at Barnt Green Station yesterday morning.

According to witnesses, the woman was struck by a train as she and a man she was with tried to cross rail tracks to the other platform, just before 7am yesterday (Thursday 9th February).

The 29 year old woman from Dublin had arrived at Holyhead in Wales by ferry in the early hours of yesterday morning. She travelled to Birmingham by coach before being spotted on CCTV with a man at New Street Station at around 5.30am.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious but are keen to trace the woman’s last movements to build a full picture of what happened and they would like to speak to the man to help.

British Transport Police say that the pair are understood to have been trying to get to Worcester and boarded a Redditch-bound service shortly before 6am, getting off at Barnt Green, where they tried to walk across the line to another platform

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Fitzpatrick said: “It appears the man made it to the other side but sadly, the woman was struck and died at the scene.

“We are conducting numerous enquiries to confirm the man’s identity, but we need to find him as we believe he is a key witness and the last person to see his companion alive.

“I would like to stress he is not in any trouble – we just need to talk to him. The woman’s family are understandably devastated and it is important we understand the circumstances leading up to her death so we can give them the answers they so desperately need.

“I would also urge anyone who saw the man in the image in the Barnt Green area yesterday and knows where he may have gone after the incident to contact us.”

Anyone with info is asked to call BTP on 0800 405040 or text 61016 reference 83 of 09/02/17.

Image by David Holt on Flickr

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