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URGENT WITNESS APPEAL FOLLOWING ‘UNEXPLAINED’ FATALITY OF MAN IN SHANKLIN

BtptransportpolicelogoDetectives from British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward as they investigate the death of a man who was found unwell outside Shanklin Train Station.

As previously reported by Island Echo, 1 man has died and another is in hospital after the pair were found unwell on a bench in Shanklin last night (Monday).

Paramedics from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service performed CPR and conveyed both men to St Mary’s Hospital, where one of the men died.

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The exact cause of death is not yet known and Police have not said if drugs were involved.

Officers from Britsh Transport Police are now working to establish the full circumstances behind the man’s death and would like to speak to anyone that was in the area yesterday evening. They are particularly keen to speak to 3 men who were at the station between 20:00 and 20:30.

Anyone with information is urged to contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 565 of 22/11/21.

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Letting you know
Letting you know
8 days ago

A few Eastern European drunks have used Shanklin Station for years, one of them have been Hospitalised on a number of accations.

They were never any trouble really, just used the place to meat-up and drink, however, I don’t know for sure if it was them. RiP…

Ryde Resident
Ryde Resident
Reply to  Letting you know
7 days ago

I believe it is those men. Unfortunately they don’t just drink when they meet up. They regularly pestered people for “spare” prescription drugs to buy. It tallys up with the poster below who says about Pregabalin. Pregabalin is often used by heroin users to enhance its effects. I also have it on good authority they have been spotted injecting down the woods by St Blasius in the past.

Addictions of any kind are a terrible, self destructive affliction.

R.I.P.

Daniel Tredinnick
Daniel Tredinnick
Reply to  Ryde Resident
4 days ago

No they didn’t inject.

Bert
Bert
8 days ago

R.I.P ❤ to whoever’s passed

dirk
dirk
7 days ago

been told there is a bad ‘batch’ of pregabalin ‘going round’ – fake prescription pills? or manufacture error? I dont know. R.I.P.

Jobsy
Jobsy
7 days ago

The cause of death was a drug overdose from what I’ve heard from a local shop in Shanklin.

 

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