August 19th, 2010

Closing the cases

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Police are trying to identify people who have been killed by trains over the last 35 years. A forensic artist has made portrait drawings from old mortuary photographs in an effort to try & identify the people whose families will, presumably, never have found out what happened to their loved ones.

The item was on the BBC News tonight & featured a mother who had recently been told that her son was killed on the railway line after years of not knowing what happened to him.

I imagine there will be  more than those 20 who remain unidentified whose bodies were not in a fit state to have a photo taken of their face. The first dead body I saw was on a railway line. One of my early night shifts as a probabtioner PC. He had laid on the track & got his head run over.

As the youngest in service, I had to walk the line with the black bin liner.

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