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Police release artist impression of body found on South West beach which may have been thrown from boat

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: March 04, 2014

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Detectives investigating a suspicious death in Perranporth, Cornwall, have released an artist’s impression of the man they are trying to identify.

A member of the public discovered the man’s body on the beach near the Watering Hole bar at around 2pm on Tuesday 25 February.

Officers from the major crime investigation unit made the announcement after a post mortem revealed injuries "which could not be explained".

Police are exploring the possibility the man could have been on a boat or ship in the area.

The man's naked body was found on the beach at Perranporth near the Watering Hole pub on Tuesday at approximately 2pm.

DCI Dave Thorne, Senior Investigating Officer, Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We believe the artist’s impression is a true likeness of the man we are trying to identify.

“As you can see from the image he has some distinctive features including a bushy white beard and white receding hair.

“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 described as 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.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured, or has any information that could assist with the investigation, is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 381 of 1 March. Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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