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Ryan Harrison Was Punched Before He Fell To His Death at Guildford Station – Police Reveal

Published on: 3 Apr, 2013
Updated on: 4 Apr, 2013

Ryan Harrison who was killed at Guildford railway station on Saturday evening, March 30, was punched before he fell, according to the police officer leading the inquiry, Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller.

It is understood the fatality followed an altercation between a group of men leaving the train and some attempting to board. A check of CCTV footage has been extended to other local stations, including Godalming.

An autopsy performed on Monday found that he died from multiple injuries.

Yesterday (April 2) floral tributes continued to be added inside the entrance to Guildford railway station. They included one from his mother and another from his girlfriend.

Some of the floral tributes with messages left at Guildford railway station in memory of Ryan Harrison who died there on Saturday.

Some of the floral tributes and messages left at Guildford railway station in memory of Ryan Harrison, who died there on Saturday.

His mother’s tribute began with the words: “Ryan, my gorgeous, sweetest son a mother could ever ask for. You were my whole world and I will love you forever.”

People looking at the floral tributes.

People have stopped to look at the floral tributes.

On Tuesday evening (April 2) passengers passing through the station and others believed to be friends of Mr Harrison stopped to look at the flowers and to read the messages of condolence.

Mr Harrison died after he had been struck by a train. According to the police, the incident took place on platform five of the station where many Woking-bound trains stop. The fatality is reported to have followed an altercation.

Two 19-year-old men from Guildford and a third man reportedly from Cranleigh have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a man at Guildford railway station at 11.40pm on Saturday, March 30.

The two 19-year-olds were arrested at the scene, while the third man handed himself in at a police station in Guildford later on. All three were subsequently released on bail on Monday, April 1.

The death is being treated as suspicious by British Transport Police (BTP).

Detectives have launched an investigation and are appealing for information about the incident. BTP is appealing for witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller, senior investigating officer, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the man’s family at this acutely difficult time for them.Flowers left at the station this evening by friends of the deceased

The first flowers to be left at the station by friends of the deceased.

“The station was cordoned off until the early hours of Sunday morning while forensic officers conducted a thorough search and my team of detectives are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding the death, which we are currently treating as suspicious

“Clearly the man’s family will have many questions about the circumstances leading up to his death but at this time the full sequence of events is unclear. However, we will do everything we can to shed light on what took place on Saturday night.

“We’ll be making local enquiries, including checking whether the incident was captured by CCTV cameras, but we know that there were a number of other people at the station at the time and want to hear from them. If you were there and have any information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, please get in touch.”

A single bunch of flowers left on platform 5, by empty bottles of vodka and beer, near the steps of the footbridge

A single bunch of flowers left on platform 5, by empty bottles of vodka and beer, near the steps of the footbridge.

Guildford railway station was closed for stopping services on Easter Sunday morning while the scene was examined.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact BTP on Freefone 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference 571 of 30/03/13.

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