Police appeal for identity of deceased male

Local police have released an artist's impression to appeal for identity of deceased male who was found in Rivington.

A spokesperson for the police tells us this:

"Late last year, we asked help identifying a man who had sadly been found dead in Rivington. We now have images, produced by an artist, of what the man could have looked like when he was alive, and are asking for your help."

"The man was found on December 7, 2023, near to Horrobin Lane in Rivington. We believe he could have been there for a short period of time before this. We believe the man was 40-50 years old, with a dark goatee-style beard, cropped dark but slightly greying hair, of medium to large build.

"He was wearing a green ‘Fox’ jacket, black ‘Slazenger’ tracksuit bottoms, a white/grey ‘Soulcal & Co’ t-shirt, and green coloured wellington boots. He was also wearing a distinctive orange coloured ‘Casio’ digital watch. He had no obvious tattoos or scars.

"Since then, we have conducted a number of enquires to find out who this man is, and to find his next of kin. These enquiries have included liaising with other Forces, the NCA, and Interpol, utilising appeals, local enquiries, facial recognition, fingerprints, and DNA, however unfortunately we have not been able to identify the man.

"Attached are two images of the man which have been created by an artist. It shows what we believe would best represent the man when he was alive and are asking for your help to identify him. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to tell the eye colour or nationality of the man.

"Whilst a post-mortem has taken place, it has not identified the cause of death, but there are thought to be no suspicious circumstances."

You can phone 101, or email 4073@lancashire.police.uk quoting log 0783 of December 7, 2023.

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