Police seek public’s help to identify man found in River Mersey

Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help identify a man after his body was found in the River Mersey on Sunday 6 August.

At around 9.30am, it was reported by a member of the public that a man’s body had been found near to the Fort Perch Rock, in New Brighton.

Police enquiries are ongoing to identify the man and have released further details in the hope it can lead to information from the public.

The man is described as a white male, who was around 50 years of age, 5ft 10in tall with a beard and had short dark hair.

The man also had a large scar and surgical implant on his left shoulder, as well as another scar on his upper abdomen.

When found he was wearing a large-sized shirt (pictured). He also had a 32″ waist and wore footwear in a size eight.

Police have also released an image of his distinctive Champion shirt, which they hope could help identify him due to the pattern and colours.

The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death.

If you have any information, DM the Merseyside Police social media on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ with reference 23000717555. 

You can also contact 101 or @CrimestoppersUK, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Image: Detail of the man’s shirt

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