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Police believe three killed by London train may have been graffiti artists

The deaths are being treated as “unexplained”.

File shot of a British Transport Police officer.
File shot of a British Transport Police officer.
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Updated Jun 18th 2018, 10:28 PM

BRITISH TRANSPORT POLICE say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London.

The men’s bodies were discovered near a number of spray cans and police are now probing if the men were graffiti artists.

Detective Superintendent Gary Richard said that his team is “now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway”.

He said the deaths are being treated as “unexplained”. The bodies were found at about 7.30am this morning near the start of the commuter rush hour.

Superintendent Matthew Allingham said the three men were declared dead at the scene.

He told the Guardian: “Officers have delivered the sad news to one family that we believe one of the men was their son,” he said. “We are still working to identify and locate the next of kin for the other two men. If you know who they are, please let us know.

“Our investigation is focusing on how and why the men came to be on the tracks in the early hours of this morning.”

Police are asking anyone who was in the area and observed something that might be related to the deaths to contact them immediately.

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