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Police seek bicycle and car after mysterious Carharrack mine death

By WBJLock  |  Posted: January 20, 2014

  • Wheal Maid mineworks

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Police investigating the death of a man near a disused mine in Carharrack are looking for a bicycle and car linked to the deceased.

Whilst police suspect a cycling accident may have taken place a bicycle has not been located near the scene.

It is likely that the bike would have looked as though it had been abandoned and anyone recovering it for safe keeping is urged to contact the police.

Police are also trying to locate a red Ford Fiesta, which the male may have used to travel to the Carharrack area.

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The man has not been formally identified but police believe he is from Falmouth and in his 70s.

At approximately 9.00am on Saturday 18th January a local dog walker located the body of a man within the grounds of the mine works at Wheal Maid near Carharrack in Cornwall.

She alerted the Police who attended, cordoned off the area and began enquiries.

The man was dressed in a blue fleece, dark coloured Ron Hill type running bottoms and black Specialized Sport TR cycling shoes.

He was also wearing a pair of brown gardening gloves. He has a full grey beard and a bald head. A pair of spectacles were located nearby. A black baseball cap was also found nearby.

Police believe the man had a serious accident within the works and subsequently died at the scene.

The area is regularly used by mountain bikers and police want to speak with anyone who may have seen the man.

If anyone believed they may have information about this incident, especially if they have recovered a bicycle near the scene, contact the Police in order that the incident can be fully understood.

Call 101 and quote log number 182 of January 18.

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