Search

Newham police issue image in final attempt to identify mystery man

14:27 10 December 2012

The image released by Newham detectives of a man they are trying to idenify, three years after his drowned body was found.

The image released by Newham detectives of a man they are trying to idenify, three years after his drowned body was found.

Archant

Newham detectives have released a computer generated image of a man found drowned in Stratford in 2009 in a final attempt to identify him.

His body was discovered on December 12 2009 by a member of the public in the River Lea near the High Street, junction with Abbey Lane, Stratford. It had been in the water for a matter of hours and was found with no injuries.

A post-mortem gave the cause of death as drowning. The death was initially treated as unexplained and then, following further enquiries treated as non-suspicious.

Detective Sergeant Gerard Healy, of Newham Police, said: “In the intervening three years, officers have worked tirelessly to trace this man’s identity via numerous media appeals, and by exhaustive lines of enquiry, some international which have extended as far as Australia.

“We remain optimistic that this anniversary appeal along with the release of a new computer generated image, will finally lead to the identification and the dignified burial that this man deserves.”

During the course of the three-year investigation, an artist’s impression of the man was created, and a photograph of a t-shirt the deceased was recovered in was released to establish his identity.

He is described as white, aged between 40 and 50, around 5ft 9inches tall and of medium build. He had blue eyes, collar length black/greying hair and was unshaven.

Anyone with information is urged to call the incident room at Newham on 020 8217 4383.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 16:00
Last year's Big Lunch

Thousands of people across the country will gather for a community lunch next month, and anyone picnicking at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could win a trip up the UK’s tallest sculpture.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Yesterday, 15:00
Students from The Royal Ballet School and Lister Community School performed at Stratford Circus

Plaistow students graced the boards of Stratford Circus last week as part of a collaboration with the Royal Ballet School.

Lister Community School
Yesterday, 10:00
The Street in Stratford is set to welcome Potbelly.

Sandwich-maker Potbelly is opening its first European store in Stratford’s The Street in July.

United States
Yesterday, 07:00
CGI of the Stratford Waterfront site

The architects taking on the challenge of designing the Stratford Waterfront complex as part of the Olympicopolis development have been announced.

Elizabeth Olympic

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more
Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder