Surrey

Man found badly burnt at Leatherhead railway station

Leatherhead railway station
Image caption Officers found the man with serious burn injuries at Leatherhead railway station

Two men have been arrested and released after a man was badly burnt at Leatherhead railway station in Surrey.

British Transport Police (BTP) were called to Station Approach where they found the injured man.

Officers said the man, in his 20s, was not thought to have been burnt by being in contact with the railway line.

He was taken to hospital in Redhill with life-threatening injuries. Police have said it did not appear anyone else was involved in the incident.

The man was later moved to the specialist burns unit in East Grinstead, West Sussex, where his condition remained serious but stable.

A BTP spokesman said Surrey Police, paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service and an air ambulance were called to the scene at about 1020 GMT, but the man was taken to hospital by road.

The two men, aged 44 and 29, who were arrested, were taken into custody for questioning.

They were later released with no further action to be taken, but were continuing to assist officers.

The spokesman said: "Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are making local inquiries, including speaking with a number of witnesses, to build up a full picture of events.

"At this time it does not appear that any third party was involved in the incident."

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