Bridge fall death victim: police release Evofit image

Detectives have issued an artist’s impression of a man who died after falling from a railway bridge in Colne.

Do you recognise this man?
Do you recognise this man?

The man was discovered by a member of the public at the arches near the Cotton Millworks, Knotts Lane, Colne, about 8pm on Sunday, but has so far he has not been identified.

Police have now compiled an Evofit of the man in the hope someone recognises him and comes forward to contact them.

The man had apparently fallen or jumped from the railway bridge above and sustained fatal injuries. Police were called by the North West Ambulance Service.

The death is not being treated as suspicious but officers are appealing for the public’s help to try to identify him.

The man is described as white, aged about 40-55 years, 5ft. 8in. to 5ft. 10in. tall, of medium to heavy build and with short dark hair, receding slightly with slight greying.

He was wearing glasses, blue coloured trousers/jeans, dark/black shoes, white socks, blue and white fine checked shirt, grey jumper and a brown waist length jacket with a zip up the front.

He was not in possession of any items which could help to identify him.

Det. Insp. Jez Holland, of Burnley Police, said: “We hope that by releasing this image someone will recognise this man and come forward to tell us who he is. We don’t suspect any foul play is involved in this tragic incident but we need the public’s help to take us a step closer to finding out who he is and exactly what happened to him.

“While he doesn’t match any of our missing persons records he is someone’s father, brother or uncle and surely someone, somewhere is missing him and wondering what has happened to him.

“It’s also likely he is someone’s neighbour, possibly living alone and it may be he hasn’t been seen by those who know him.

“Although he may well be a local man I cannot ignore the fact he may well have travelled to Colne and would urge anyone who thinks they may know who this man to come forward and contact the police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log number 1249 of March 16th.