Hawarden Bridge Death: Police continue to investigate man’s final movements
British Transport Police (BTP) is continuing to appeal to the public for information about the final few hours of a man’s life.
The appeal comes after the body of 20 year old Daniel Christopher Starr was discovered next to the railway tracks between Neston and Hawarden Bridge railway stations on the morning of Monday, 12 May.
Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller said:
“In the weeks since Daniel’s death, we have continued our efforts to establish the full circumstances surrounding Daniel’s tragic death.
“We remain eager to talk to any of Daniels’ friends, in particular anyone who saw him or who may have been with Daniel at anytime on Sunday, 11 May.
“A group of youths were seen that day on the cycle path near to Burton village. It is particularly important we speak with these young people as they may have important information which can assist us.
“If you were part of this group, were friends with Daniel, or were with him at anytime on that Sunday we would like to speak with you.”
DCI Miller added:
“It is vitally important for the investigating officers to determine Daniel’s movements up until his very unfortunate death. To do that, we need to speak to anyone who saw or spoke with Daniel on Sunday, 11 May because they could be in possession of some crucial information.”
Daniel was a white man, 5ft 3in, very slim build, with dark collar length hair, and was wearing a green hooded top, black Vans t-shirt, black jeans and ‘Converse’-type footwear.
Paramedics were alerted when a member of the public spotted Daniel by the tracks, sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives from British Transport Police are now working with colleagues from North Wales Police to piece together Daniel’s movements since Saturday evening.
Detective Chief Inspector Iain Miller from BTP said:
“We are conducting a thorough investigation and are working to establish the full circumstances surrounding Daniel’s tragic death.
“We’re eager to talk to any of Daniel’s friends or acquaintances, particularly anyone who saw him on Saturday night or since then, as they may be able to help our investigation.
“We know the last time anyone saw Daniel he was seen sitting on the wall outside the Lady Hamilton public house in Neston, Cheshire in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“I would like to emphasise that they are not in any trouble, but that we need to speak to them because they could assist our enquiries in piecing together Daniel’s final movements.”
DCI Miller added:
“We’d like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, or who has any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, so we can build a clearer picture of what took place.”
Daniel was a white male, 5ft 3in, very slim build, with dark collar length hair, and was wearing a green hooded top, black Vans t-shirt, black jeans and ‘Converse’-type footwear.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting background reference 98 of 12/05/14