Body find on rail line in Sileby prompts police inquiry

Cossington Bridge rail bridge
Image caption The body was found near Cossington Bridge in Leicestershire

British Transport Police are investigating the death of man whose body was found on a railway track in Leicestershire.

Police were called to Cossington Bridge in Sileby at 18:30 BST on Friday after a train driver reported seeing a body on the line.

An investigation into the death is under way and anyone with information is requested to contact the police.

A section of the line was closed for several hours but has since reopened.

The victim has not yet been identified.

British Transport Police Inspector Ian Parnell said: "Officers attended Cossington Bridge in the Sileby area following reports of a body on the line from the driver of the 19:27 Sheffield-to-London service."

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