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Police appeal for help to identify body of man pulled from river in Leamington

Ian Hughes 15th May, 2020 Updated: 16th May, 2020

POLICE are appealing fro help to identify a man whose body was found in Leamington today.

Officers were called shortly before 6.25am to a report of a body seen in the river in Jephson Gardens, close to Willes Road.

The cause of death is not yet known but the death is currently being treated as suspicious.

Det Insp Teresa McKenna said: “This is a tragic incident and we are currently carrying out enquiries to understand exactly what has happened.

“We realise this incident will be concerning to the local community and want to reassure the public that we are doing everything we can to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident, and residents can expect to see an increased police presence in the area while investigations are ongoing.

“Sadly we have been unable to identify the man as he did not have any identification on his person so we are appealing for the public’s help to identify him.

“The man is described as white, in his late 30s to early 40s, of medium build, clean shaven, with blond hair and blue eyes.

“He was wearing a black puffer jacket with a hood, a navy blue long sleeved England football t-shirt, black Lonsdale tracksuit bottoms and grey Hi-Tec ‘Exodus’ trainers.

“We have also released a picture of a set of keys found on his person in the hope that someone recognises these.

“I would urge anyone who thinks they know who this man might be, or has information that could help with our investigation to please get in touch.”

Anyone who recognises the description of the man and thinks they may know who he is, or has information that could assist with enquiries is urged to call Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 35 of 15 May.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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