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Manchester Evening News
Paul Britton

Manchester man arrested on suspicion of murder after railway line death in North Wales

A man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man found on train tracks in North Wales, police have revealed. Detectives at British Transport Police (BTP) have launched a murder investigation.

Both men - who haven't been named - are said to have known each other. The force said the tragedy is being treated as an 'isolated incident', although few details have been revealed. The man from Manchester under arrest is 47 years old. The force said he remained in custody on Thursday afternoon for questioning.

BTP officers were called to the line close to Prestatyn Golf Club at 5.10pm on Thursday - July 13 - after reports of a casualty on the tracks were received. The location is near to the Haven Presthaven Holiday Park.


A spokesman said: "Officers and colleagues from the ambulance service attended, but sadly a 40-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

"Following the incident, a 47-year-old man from Manchester has been arrested on suspicion of murder and will be questioned by detectives."

British Transport Police (Birmingham Live)

Detective Inspector Granville Sellers said: "While we appreciate this arrest may come as a shock to the local community, it’s important to note that we are still at the very early stages of our investigation and are keeping an open mind as to the circumstances which surround the man’s death.

"What we do know is the two men were known to each other and this is being treated as an isolated incident.

"My thoughts are with the loved ones of the man who sadly passed away. They are being supported by our specially trained family liaison officers.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the events preceding the incident or anyone with information that may assist our investigation. Any witnesses, or anyone with useful information, can text BTP on 61016 or call 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 407 of 13 July 2022. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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