Police ask for help identifying a man found dead on a Cornish beach

FOUND ON BEACH: An artist's impression of the man

FOUND ON BEACH: An artist's impression of the man

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AN artists impression of a man found dead in Cornwall has been released.

Detectives believe the man's death was suspicious and need to find out who he was.

His body was discovered on the beach near the Watering Hole bar in Perranporth, Cornwall on 2pm on Tuesday, February 25.

He was white, aged 50-70, of thin build, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins, with white receding hair which was bald on top, and a thick white bushy beard.

DCI Dave Thorne, Senior Investigating Officer, Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “It’s been a week since his body was found on Perranporth Beach and his identity is still a mystery.

“By releasing this image we are hoping that someone will recognise him and come forward with his name, allowing us to progress with the investigation and bring us a step closer to finding out what has happened to him.

“He is someone’s brother, father, uncle or friend and someone somewhere will be missing him.”

A forensic post-mortem examination found multiple injuries on the body.

Police believe he was in the water for no more than 24 hours.

A brown walking shoe, a black and white woolly hat and a rucksack were also both found on or near the body./

A photograph of a small boy was found in a black wallet in the pocket of a dark navy-blue Regatta jacket found nearby on Wednesday, February 26.

There was a date on the back of the photograph of 13 April 1952.

All of the images can be viewed on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/devon-cornwall-police/sets/72157641792574233/

Anyone with information should call Devon and Cornwall Police on 101, quoting log 381 of 1 March.

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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