'Unanswered questions' over Potters Bar man's death prompt appeal for couple

PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 July 2013

Ben Ingledew

Ben Ingledew

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A COUPLE are being sought to help clear up the mystery surrounding an "affectionate and sensitive" young man's death.

The couple officers want to speak toThe couple officers want to speak to

Ben Ingledew, from Potters Bar, was hit by a train near the town’s station at 12.44am on Sunday, May 5.

Now police want to speak to a couple captured by a nearby CCTV camera shortly before his death.

Police have made it clear they are not in any trouble, but merely want to talk to them.

Detective constable Terry Hancocks, British Transport Police (BTP) coroner’s liaison officer, said: “We’ve carried out a number of enquiries to try and build a clear picture of what took place and want to hear from anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it might seem.

“I’d particularly like to hear from a man and a woman, seen on CCTV walking through Potters Bar Station car park around 12.10am.

“I must emphasise that they are not in any trouble, but we do need to speak to them because they could help our enquiries.”

The 22-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are not treating the Royal Veterinary College student’s death as suspicious.

The college, which has a campus in Hawkshead Lane, North Mymms, organised a memorial to Ben.

In a statement issued through BTP, his family said: “Ben was popular, friendly and loyal to all who knew him.

“He was affectionate and sensitive, kind and caring and would do anything for anybody.

“The devastation we feel at the death of our son and brother Ben has been compounded further because the recollections of the events leading up to the tragedy do not make sense.

“The accounts we have been told of what happened before Ben’s death have left us with unanswered questions, and in order for us to begin to live with the loss of Ben we need to understand the truth.”

Anyone with information should contact DC Hancocks on 020 7752 4636 or on Freefone 0800 40 50 40 quoting B9/LNA of July 8, 2013.

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