Plea to help solve riddle of train victim’s last moments

Police investigating the death of a Horsham 22-year-old on a rail line are appealing to the public to help solve the mystery of his last moments.

British Transport Police, which is investigating the tragedy, has been trying to trace the final movements of Anthony Ransom as its investigators prepare evidence for an inquest.

Anthony died from his injuries after he was hit by a train at a crossing near Littlehaven station in the early hours of November 26. Later that morning a schoolboy found his body and police were called.

BTP fatalities investigator Candace Wright said: “While we are satisfied that Anthony’s death is not suspicious we would urge anyone who can help with our enquiries into how he came to be on the railway and his movements leading up to that time to get in touch.

“Understandably, Anthony’s family are devastated by their tragic loss.

“Any information that can help us learn more about Anthony’s movements will greatly assist the investigation.”

Officers are particularly keen to hear from anyone who spoke to or saw Anthony from 7pm onwards on November 25.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on, or text 61016, quoting reference 129 of 26/11/2015.

Police were called to a foot crossing close to Rowlands Road  in Horsham at 8.43am on November 26, after receiving reports of a body being seen close to close to the railway line. After 999 workers arrived Anthony was pronounced dead at the scene.

Instead of preparing for a happy Christmas Anthony’s family are in mourning as the investigators seek reasons for the tragedy.

The family has requested to the media through police that they are left alone to come to terms with their loss and grieve privately.

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