Man Dies After Row On Wimbledon Train

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are launching an appeal to trace the last movements of a man who died after being found unconscious on a train after it left Wimbledon station.

Musse Tahill Warsame Warsame, known as Sammy, was thought to have been involved in a row with another passenger.

British Transport Police have released a picture of the 24-year-old (right), who was found unconscious on the 1.16pm London Waterloo to Chessington service at Raynes Park station on Saturday (March 2).

Sammy, originally from Kingston, but recently living in Surbiton, died at St Georges Hospital in Tooting on Monday (March 4).

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson said: "Our thoughts are very much with Sammy's family at this acutely difficult and sad time for them and we will do all we can to try and answer the many questions they have about the circumstances leading up to his death.

"What we know at this stage is that Sammy was involved in an incident before he died, and whilst we work to establish the cause of his death, we're appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

"Sammy had travelled on the 12.24pm Hampton Court to Waterloo train earlier in the day, boarding at Raynes Park station at 12.42pm. Between Raynes Park and Wimbledon stations he was involved in an altercation with another passenger. We are appealing for anyone who witnessed the altercation, or was involved themselves, to come forward.

"We are currently viewing CCTV from a number of sources and speaking with witnesses.

"I’m appealing for anyone with information to come forward because you may be able to help us trace Sammy’s last movements before he died.”

A post-mortem following his death proved inconclusive and British Transport Police said more tests would have to follow.

Anyone with information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 quoting B5/LSA of 04/12/12. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

March 5, 2013