Appeal for info about Romford man who died close to railway tracks

The British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for information about the last movements of a Romford man who died near railway tracks on Wednesday.

Vladislav Denissenko, 21, who lived in Romford but was originally from Estonia, was found dead close to the railway line which runs past Whalebone Lane, Dagenham, around 2.45pm.

Rail staff had received reports of a suspected cable theft taking place and while conducting a search of the area discovered his body close to the lines.

BTP officers are currently treating the incident as unexplained, although they do not believe that there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding Mr Denissenko’s death and officers have today released his photograph in the hope of gaining information which will help piece together his final movements.


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Det Sgt Dave Gritton, of the BTP, said that he is a well known in the local Estonian community.

He said: “A lot of people would have known him and perhaps come across him at some point last Wednesday.

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“What remains unclear at this stage is where he was in the hours leading up to his death, who he was with, and what they were doing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident number 299 of 04/01/2012.

Or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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