South West Wales

Police plea over man found injured by Swansea rail track

Simon Menelaus
Image caption Mr Menelaus was last seen around 20:00 GMT on Christmas Day

Police are trying to find out how a man came to be found badly injured by the side of a railway line in Swansea.

Simon Menelaus, 38, was discovered with head and chest injuries by engineers working on the line at Cwmrhydyceirw, Morriston, around 13:30 GMT on Tuesday.

He was last seen by his family on Christmas Day.

British Transport Police (BTP) say they do not believe Mr Menelaus, who is in a stable condition in hospital, was hit by a train or attacked.

Det Ch Insp John Pyke said: "At this stage, we do not believe Simon was struck by a train and there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Poorly but stable"

"However, Simon's family last saw him on the evening of 25 December and I am therefore keen to establish his whereabouts and movements between 8pm on Christmas Day and 1.30pm on Tuesday 27 December."

Mr Menelaus was initially taken to Swansea's Morriston Hospital but later transferred to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff where his condition is described as poorly but stable.

Mr Pyke added: "Due to his injuries, officers have not yet been able to speak to Simon to establish how he came to be injured and the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"Therefore, it's vital that we find out where he had been and who he had been with so that we can build a full picture of what has happened."

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040.

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