Police seek help identifying train victim

19:01, Jul 31 2012

Police are appealing for the public's help as they try to identify a man who died after being hit by a Wellington train last night.

The man was hit by the south-bound commuter train on the Hutt River Rail Bridge about 8pm.

Police say he died at the scene after suffering multiple extreme injuries to his body.

They have referred issues surrounding the accident to Coroner.

Police described the victim as a Maori or Pacific Islander aged in his mid to late-thirties who was about 175cm (5'10") tall.

The man, who had dreadlocks, was wearing dark track-pants and a black T-shirt. He is also described as being of solid buid and unshaven.  

Police are appealing for members of the public to contact them regarding the identity of the man or circumstances surrounding his death.

Call police on 04 560 2600 or anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555  111.


The Dominion Post