What unidentified man who died on train tracks was wearing - and what he looked like - as cops struggle to figure out who he was

By Chris Slater

Detectives are still trying to identify a man who died on the tracks near Irlam station.

They are urging anyone who may be able to help to come forward.

Officers were called to Irlam station in Salford shortly before 9pm on Monday (September 6) to reports of a person on the tracks.

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Paramedics also attended, but the man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, British Transport Police (BTP) said.

Cops have now said that despite 'extensive enquiries', they have been unable to identify the man and trace his next of kin.

Police have now released a description of the man - and have released image of the clothing he was wearing.

The man was white and had a long grey beard. He was of medium build.

Police at the scene at Irlam train station (ASP)

He was wearing a Trakker D green anorak coat, with a green football shirt and grey tracksuit bottoms.

The man was also wearing a green Von Dutch cap and red Nike trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 582 of 06/09/21.

Firefighters as well as police and a Network Rail response unit attended the scene near the station on Monday night

All trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Warrington Central were halted for several hours following the incident.

Services on the East Midlands Railway line between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street as well as the Northern Line between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street were also affected.

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