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Police release CCTV images in bid to identify man found dead near Greenfield reservoir

CCTV of the dead man police are trying to identify

CCTV of the dead man police are trying to identify

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Police trying to identify a man who was found dead near Dovestone Reservoir at Greenfield have released CCTV images of the man at a London Tube station.

On Saturday 12 December 2015, the body of the man was found on the Chew track leading from Dovestones Resevoir boating lake to Indians Head.

He is described as being white, of slim build, had a receding hairline with grey hair to the side and back, had a large nose which may have been previously broken and was clean shaven. close5

The man wore a brown heavy jacket, blue jumper, white long sleeve shirt, blue corduroy trousers and black slip on shoes.

There were no apparent injuries or marks on the body and at this moment in time, do not believe the death is suspicious.

Officers are now appealing to people who use the area for information.

Detective Sergeant John Coleman said: “The area where the man was found is extremely remote and is used by walkers, engineers and rangers for the park.

“What we know is he was last seen at around 4.30pm on Friday 11 December 2015 on the track near to where he was found and would appeal to anyone with information to contact us.

“He remains unidentified at this time. We have had several phone calls from people who have contacted us with possible identifications for the deceased male from missing people around the country, which we are very grateful for, and most have been confirmed as not being one and the same person.

“We are trying to find out who he is so we can tell his family but unfortunately he did not hold any ID.

“When he was searched, the man had money and three train tickets. One was from Ealing train station to Euston which was bought at 9.10am on Friday 11 December 2015 and the other tickets were return from Euston to Piccadilly bought at 9.50am the same day.

“Having examined the CCTV from Ealing Broadway station we can now confirm that the deceased man, who had no other identification on him, bought the ticket to Euston from the ticket office at 9.04am on Friday the 11th of December, and that the pictures provided are of him at that Tube station.

“At this moment in time, we do not know whether the man is local or is visiting the area. I would appeal to owners of hotels or guest houses to call us if they believe personal belongings have been left in their room and no one has come back to claim them.”

Saddleworth News has been contacted by people suggesting who the person could be – this information has been passed to the police.

Anyone with information should phone police on 0161 856 8972 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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