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Police inquiry into railway death in Dewsbury

James Lee
Image caption CCTV images show James Lee at the Dewsbury Asda store

British Transport Police have started an investigation after a 24-year-old man was found dead on a railway track near to Ravensthorpe station.

James Lee from Westtown, Dewsbury, was found dead about 0630 BST on Wednesday. Police said he had injuries consistent with being struck by a train.

The incident is being treated as unexplained.

Police have appealed for information. They said Mr Lee was last seen at Asda in Dewsbury around 2130 BST on Tuesday.

Det Insp Dave Boldison said there were no sightings of him after this time.

Police are interested to hear from anyone who saw Mr Lee either at the station or in the hours leading up to the incident.

Det Insp Boldison added: "It's crucial that anyone who saw Mr Lee comes forward because it will help us build a picture of his whereabouts between leaving the Asda store and heading towards Ravensthorpe rail station."

British Transport Police have released CCTV footage of Mr Lee taken on the evening before his death.

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