Police in new appeal for help in naming woman

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DETECTIVES trying to establish the identity of a woman who died after being struck by a train at Dronfield railway station have revealed she may have been a married mum.

The mystery woman died after being hit by a high speed train at about 10.50am on Sunday, November 13.

But despite appeals for help in identifying her nobody has come forward.

Det Insp Dave Boldison, of British Transport Police, said police forces up and down the country have all been asked to check their lists of missing people but so far none have suggested an identity.

He said there were no CCTV cameras covering the area where the woman was struck, so police are unable even to publish a picture of her.

DI Boldison said the woman was wearing a wedding ring, and has a Caesarean section scar, suggesting she may have been a married mum.

“It is a real mystery why nobody has come forward to report her missing,” he said.

“We have carried out enquiries in Dronfield house to house, checked CCTV cameras in the area and have also looked at trains which travel and stop in case she arrived at Dronfield on one, but have so far drawn a blank,” he said.

“There must be somebody out there who has not heard from their mum, partner, sister or friend.”

The woman’s death is not being treated as suspicious.

She was white, aged between 45 and 55, had black curly hair and wore size six shoes. She was wearing a black-brown gilet-style long sleeved coat from Pineapple, a zebra print scarf, black ankle boots and tight-fitting black jeans with diamante detail on the back pockets.

She was carrying a house key on a keyring with a safety pin attached and had an RSPB daffodil badge saying ‘Cymru’.

Anyone able to help identify the woman should call British Transport Police on 0800 405040 quoting reference 172 of November 13.