Railway tunnel body believed to be Stevenage man

A BODY discovered in a railway tunnel at the weekend is believed to be a Stevenage man.

A train driver saw the corpse while travelling through the tunnel near Welwyn North station at around 4.50pm on Saturday with British Transport Police, Herts Constabulary and paramedics all called.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and the man, believed to be in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said: “BTP officers were called to Welwyn North Tunnel on Saturday, 5 January following a report of a body on the line.

“BTP and Hertfordshire Constabulary officers attended the incident which was reported to BTP at 5.10pm and is currently being treated as non-suspicious.

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“Medics from East of England Ambulance Service also attended but a man, believed to be in his forties and from Stevenage, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

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As a result of the discovery commuters were hit by delays and the line was closed from Welwyn North until just before 7pm, with replacement bus services in place.

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