POLICE have identified the body of a woman who was found dead by a train driver on Chester railway tracks.
Kerry O’Brien, 34, from Chester was found lying on the lines near to Victoria Road just before rush hour on Friday (June 10) morning.
British Transport Police are appealing for information into the 34-year-old’s movements before her death which is being treated as suspected suicide.
Kerry O’Brien was last seen at around 1.50am on Friday near Victoria Road, Chester, but was not seen again until her body was found almost four hours later.
At 5.39am on Friday police were called to the line near Victoria Road in Chester after a train driver reported that he had seen the body of a woman lying across the tracks.
Officers from British Transport Police and Cheshire Constabulary filled the station, while paramedics treated the woman who was pronounced dead at the scene.
By 6.53am officers had reviewed CCTV footage surrounding the station and confirmed there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.
Sergeant Sean Morgan, based at Crewe BTP station, said: “As part of the file we are preparing for the coroner, we are making enquiries to establish the full circumstances leading up to Kerry’s death, which we are not treating as suspicious.
“What we do know is that she was last seen close to Victoria Road around 1.50am on Friday, 10 June but was not seen again until her body was discovered by the tracks.
“We believe there were a number of people who may have been passing through the area and who saw Kerry and I would appeal to those people to contact us as they may have vital information which could help us build up a full picture of events prior to the incident.”
Following the incident trains were suspended at Chester Railway Station as the body was removed from the lines and there were widespread delays across Chester, Shrewsbury, Wrexham and Runcorn as 25 train services were cancelled and 28 services were delayed for more than 20 minutes.
Services between Llandudno Junction, Wrexham General and Chester were severely delayed throughout the morning.
Anyone with information which they believe can assist should contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference B4/NWA of 15/06/2011.