The family of a man who was electrocuted by overhead power lines at Preston train station are demanding answers as to how he died.Well, start with how he came to be on the tracks?
Anthony Armstrong, 33, is believed to suffered fatal injuries after running across the tracks and climbing onto a freight train parked in the depot.
Minutes earlier he had been quizzed by officers from the British Transport police (BTP) on suspicion of stealing a bottle of wine from the station shop.Ah!
...his devastated sister Carly says the family have unanswered questions and want to know the circumstances of his death.Errr, what more do you want to know? Was he a fine, upstanding, law-abiding sort or chap? One not used to dealing with the police?
Carly said: “I spoke to him at 6.30pm. He was asking me to come and join them.
“He was very happy and joking with me on the phone.
“He was on a tag and he wanted to get home.”Ah. So much for that, then.
And it seems they can't even honour their fallen with the usual chavshrine:
To compound Carly’s misery, she says flowers left at the station in Anthony’s memory have been moved four times.
She said: “They’ve moved the flowers to where the weekend drunks walk.
“When I went to view his body, the police brought the flowers to the mortuary.
“I wanted to put them where the freight train is, it’s nowhere near the public, the public can’t even get there but the excuse was in case people decide to run across two train tracks to look at them.”Well, the place does seem to have more than its fair share of cretins. Can't be too careful!
H/T: anon in comments