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Pictures released by police investigating naked body body found at Perranporth Beach

By DaveCDM  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

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Police investigating the cirsumstances surrounding a body washing up on Perranporth Beach on Tuesday have issued pictures of items they believe may help the public identify the man.

The pictures are of the shoe worn by the man when he was washed up. He was otherwise naked except for a pair of socks.

They have also released pictures of a dark navy-blue Regatta jacket which was found on the beach yesterday, and may or may not have belonged to the dead man.

A photograph of a young boy found in the pocket of the jacket has also been released to the public.

Acting Detective Inspector Sharon Donald said: “A blue jacket may or may not be connected to the incident.

“At this point we are treating it as an unexplained death.

“We do not know the circumstances of how this male has ended up in the water. At this stage we are keeping an open mind.”

Anyone who recognises any of the items is asked to contact the police on 101, quoting reference GD/14/80.

The body was found in the high tide on Tuesday at 2pm near the Wateringhole pub.

The man is described as a white male, aged between 50 and 70-years-old, with a thin build, and around 5'7" tall.

He had white receeding hair which was bald on top, and a thick white bushy beard.

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