opened into death of homeless man found next to rail line
inquest has been opened this week into the death of a man found
besides a railway line in Highbridge.
body of the 39 year-old, named as Matthias Watson of no fixed
abode, was discovered behind a track-side building near Highbridge
Railway Station on Friday July 12th at 10.40am.
inquest was opened and adjourned on Wednesday (July 17th) as investigations
into the incident continue.
Transport Police say the death of another man, 34 year-old Shane
Ponting, on Thursday July 11th - the night before - is not believed
to be linked.
Insp Andy Irwin-Porter, of British Transport Police, said: "At
this stage, as far as we are aware, there does not appear to be
any connection between the two deaths or the two men involved."
inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances leading
up to both incidents and we will be keeping an open mind while
we continue to gather information."
have appealed for anyone with information that could assist the
investigation to get in touch by contacting British Transport
Police on freefone 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting the incident
references 445 of 11/07/13 and 193 of 12/07/13.
Police at Highbridge railway station investigating the deaths