Man crushed to death by a train after station fight

Man crushed to death by a train after station fight
Ryan Harrison, 22, was crushed between the platform and a trainHe had been involved at a fight and was pushed onto the tracksThe indent occurred on Saturday at Guildford station, Surrey
British Transport Police is treating the death as suspicious although reports he had been stabbed are unfounded

By
Francesca Infant And Larisa Brown

PUBLISHED:

00:57 GMT, 1 April 2013

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UPDATED:

02:19 GMT, 1 April 2013

A young man died when he became sandwiched between a railway platform and a departing train moments after a fight at a station.

It is understood that following a row with a group of men, the 22-year-old either fell or was pushed down the side of the platform next to a stationary train.

Ryan Harrison was killed minutes later when the train moved away, trapping him between it and the platform edge.

Ryan Harrison

Ryan Harrison who was killed at Guildford railway station

Ryan Harrison (pictured left and right) died when he became sandwiched between a railway platform and a departing train moments after a fight at a station

Arrests: Ryan Harrison died at Guildford railway station after a fight broke out

Arrests: Ryan Harrison died at Guildford railway station after a fight broke out

Mr Harrison, of Woking in Surrey, died just before midnight on Saturday at Guildford station.
It is understood he had been on a night out with a friend.

A spokesman for British Transport Police confirmed the death was being treated as suspicious, though reports that he had been stabbed appeared unfounded.

He said: ‘BTP officers are appealing for witnesses after a man died at Guildford rail station around 11.40pm on Saturday.

‘The man, a 22-year-old from Woking, was involved in an altercation at the station shortly before being fatally injured by a train.

The British Transport police are appealing for witnesses to the crime on Saturday

The British Transport police are appealing for witnesses to the crime on Saturday

‘Detectives are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which is currently being treated as suspicious.’

Two men, both aged 19 and from Guildford, were arrested at the scene. A third man later handed himself in at a police station.

The railway station was closed for most of the night following the incident, only re-opening fully at around 9am yesterday. Friends of Mr Harrison last night posted emotional tributes on Facebook.

Lesley Ann Penistone said: ‘The world is a sadder place without you Ryan Harrison. God bless you, Jamie, Tony and all your family and friends. RIP little love xxxxx’

Jake Lund wrote: ‘Can’t believe this has happened to such a nice person, rip Ryan.’

Nicola Fuller added: ‘RIP Ryan, lovely lad.’

Grant Marsh posted: ‘What a legend of a lad. RIP.’