Graffiti artists killed by train

THREE graffiti artists were struck by a train and killed in south London in the early hours of June 18.

They have been named as Alberto Carrasco, 19, Jack Gilbert and Harrison Scott-Hood, both 23. Their bodies were found around 7.30am.

The recent reopening of West Worthing carriage sidings for stabling Thameslink trains immediately led to a graffiti attack. Class 700 No. 700127 had nine of its 12 cars tagged, with the unit having to be taken out of service for cleaning. JOHN VAUGHAN

The incident occurred near Loughborough Junction, Brixton, with British Transport Police believing they were hit by an empty stock move, adding the train had been identified and has been forensically examined.

Officers are also continuing to analyse CCTV footage from that morning and are talking to potential witnesses.

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