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Tributes pour in for railway death man Jason May
A MAN who was electrocuted on the railway at Christchurch has been named as Jason May.
The 24-year-old was found dead near the Barrack Road railway bridge, which is beside the Bailey Bridge pub.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned and a post mortem gave the death cause of death was unascertained.
Mr May was a telesales worker who lived in Malmesbury Park Road in Charminster but he was originally from New Milton . He studied at Arnewood School and Brockenhurst College.
People left tributes and flowers at the scene of Monday’s death.
One said: “Jason my dear friend, love you brother, you are my rock. I am going to miss you so much.
“All the crazy times we had, good and bad, but we always pulled through in the end and brother I will keep that promise.”
Jess Down wrote: “I always told you I would never leave you and now you’ve left me.
“We had so many amazing memories together recently and I can only wish that we could have made more.”
Mr May went to Arnewood School in New Milton and Brockenhurst College .
His Facebook page said also he studied at Southampton Solent University.
Mr May lived in a flat in Boscombe ’s Argyll Road until around 12-18 months ago.
Ex-landlord Mark Predeth said: “He was a quiet man. He had a trusting nature. He kept himself to himself.
“I think he was very into football. He was a quiet person generally. He had a couple of friends from New Milton who would come over and visit.
“His mother used to try and help him. She would bring food around.”
Mr May had worked for Hotweeks, a holiday firm in Bournemouth town centre, and Blandford brewery Hall and Woodhouse, according to his Facebook profile.
He was seen lying near the railway line by witnesses, moments before a train came past.
Dorset Police said they were called at 11.17pm to reports a man was behaving inappropriately near railway lines at Christchurch station.
A spokesman said: “Police attended and the man was seen to make off – a short time later the body of a man was found on the railway line.”
A British Transport Police (BTP) spokesman said Mr May died after coming into contact with the electrified rail and that he was not struck by the train.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has decided it is appropriate for the police to handle the case. The BTP said Mr May’s family do not wish to be contacted at the moment.