Appeal to find family of man who died on tracks in Eltham

British Transport Police are appealing for help to track down relatives of an 81 year old who died near the railway line in Eltham.

In an appeal, BTP state that 81 year old Colin Riddett was discovered on 8th September around 10pm.

Police state that Mr Riddett lived in Hackney but was from Portsmouth where he had another home.

Police have so far failed to locate Mr Riddett’s next of kin or other family members.

Anyone with information can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 866 of 08/09/21.



Running a site alone takes time and a fair bit of money. Adverts are far from enough to cover it and my living costs as a private renter.

You can support me including via Paypal here

Another option is via Patreon by clicking here

You can also buy me a beer/coffee at Ko-fi here

There's also a Facebook page for the site here

Many thanks

J Smith

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

    One thought on “Appeal to find family of man who died on tracks in Eltham

    • How very sad I hope the relatives of this poor elderly man can be found. So this poor man can be laid to rest by his family with the dignity and respect he deserves.


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.