Rail death man 'a ray of sunshine'
Published 01/04/2013 | 12:51
The family of a 22-year-old man who died after he was hit by a train following an altercation at a railway station have spoken of the loss of their "ray of sunshine".
Ryan Harrison, from Woking, Surrey, was with a friend at Guildford station at 11.40pm on Saturday when he became involved in the confrontation which involved a number of other men.
Shortly after the altercation, Mr Harrison was fatally injured by a train.
Three men were arrested on suspicion of murder and later released on bail.
In a statement issued through British Transport Police, Mr Harrison's family said: "Ryan was the biggest, brightest ray of sunshine for us. He loved life, his family and his friends."
The family statement continued: "He was a brother, son and boyfriend - we were so lucky to have him in our lives. He always looked so smart and gorgeous. He was ambitious in life and loved to party. He was a true sun worshipper and always had to have a tan.
"His family have been totally devastated by his loss, and we ask to be left in peace and given time to grieve. We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and tributes - we take strength from seeing how much he was loved by everyone that knew him. He had the biggest, kindest heart, and a bright light has been turned off in all of us that knew and loved him. Rest in peace Ryan, sleep tight our darling."
South East Coast Ambulance Service paramedics attended the incident but Mr Harrison was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two 19-year-old men, from Guildford, were arrested at the scene while a third man, from Cranleigh, handed himself into a police station in Guildford later. All three who were held on suspicion of murder have been released until a date in May while police inquiries continue.
Officers are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and are examining CCTV footage.