Whenever there’s a suicide on the rail or Tube network, I always try to spare a thought for the poor railway staff and ambulance workers who must – we have been assured – clean up the mess, even to finding all the pieces.
But that’s now something I may not bother to do in future:
British Transport Police were called at around 9.20am on Thursday (June 16) after the remains, believed to be a leg and a foot, were found under the platform.Police initially said it was believed to be linked to a ‘historical incident’, and now further information has come to light.
On Friday (June 17), a British Transport Police spokesman said: “We believe it relates to a fatality that happened in 2014.”
Oh, well, there’s bound to be one case where they miss something, some small body part, but it’s rare, so…
A man whose severed head was found in a quarry last month may have been hit by a train, police have said.
Police have been working with experts from the Natural History Museum and forensic dentists to find out more about the head, which was found in a quarry in Mepal, Cambridgeshire.
It is believed the head is from a man who was aged between 30 and 50 when he died.
He is likely to have died around a decade ago but it could have been as long ago as the 1960s.
Officers think the head may have been stuck in a bridge in Sharnbrook for more than a decade before coming loose when the bridge was cleaned.