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Body found on Guernsey cliffs

Body found on Guernsey cliffs

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Body found on Guernsey cliffs


The body of a 53-year-old man has been found on the cliffs in Guernsey’s Icart Point over the weekend, but the circumstances of his death are still unknown.

Guernsey Police have confirmed the man’s death, and that he was not local to the island, but investigating officers are appealing for witnesses who may have seen him before he died.

He has been described as a “5’10” white male, of stocky build with short brown hair on the back and sides, bald on top.”

He was last seen on Friday evening wearing a blue Anfield (Liverpool) football polo shirt, with blue denim shorts, grey walking boots and carrying a black rucksack.

Guernsey Police said he had spent Friday evening at Les Douvres Hotel, and was last seen in the area of La Motte, St Martin’s, heading towards Saints Road at 23:40.

The statement released by Guernsey Police said: 

“We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 53-year-old man, whose body was found on the cliffs at Icart Point at 10:45 on 6July.

"He did not live in Guernsey, and while we believe all next of kin have been informed, we will not be releasing his identity until we are certain they have been. 

"We know he had spent the evening at Les Douvres Hotel, and was last seen in the area of La Motte, St Martin’s, heading towards Saints Road at 23:40 on 5th July. We are working to establish the exact circumstances surrounding his death, and are keeping an open mind as to how he came to be on the cliffs – which is why we are appealing for information from the public. 

"Anyone who saw a 5’ 10” white male, of stocky build, with short, brown hair on the back and sides, bald on the top, wearing a blue Anfield (Liverpool football) polo shirt, with blue denim shorts, grey walking boots, carrying a black rucksack during the evening 5 July is urged to call 725111 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"We need as much information as possible to assist with our enquiries so we can build as complete a picture as we can around this man’s death. What might seem like a small and trivial detail to you could be of vital importance to us.”

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