Appeal to locate next of kin after man found dead on rocks in Sidmouth

By Kate Baxter

25th Nov 2022 | Local News


Devon and Cornwall Police are asking for the public's help to identify a man who was found dead in Sidmouth.

Yesterday (November 24) at 2.20pm the police were called after a man's body was found on rocks on The Esplanade. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The police are now trying to identify who the man is. They have eliminated any known missing person from the enquiries and are searching for his next of kin.

The following description has been released:

  • White
  • Early 70s
  • Average build
  • Short grey hair
  • Approximately 5ft 10 tall.
  • He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt, which is white with a blue check, black trousers, brown belt and black socks
  • He was not wearing any shoes and he had no personal effects or jewellery on his person.

Detective Inspector Andy Hingston said: "We're keen to speak to anyone who may recognise this person from our description.

"We are not treating his death as suspicious at this time and are keen to identify him so that we can inform his next-of-kin.

"We would ask whether any hotels or care homes are aware of anyone who has not returned, or anyone who thinks they know who he is to contact us."

If you have any information that could help with enquiries, please contact police here or by calling 101 quoting log 443 of 24/11/22.


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