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New appeal for unknown man found in Thames

London SE1 website team

Police are appealing for information to identify the body of a man recovered from the Thames at Lambeth Reach in September.

Composite e-fit of the dead man
The man is believed to have been in the water for around ten days when he was recovered by the Met's Marine Support Unit in the evening of 6 September 2003. He is described as a black man, aged between 20 and 40 years, 5'10” tall, of slim build with short thick afro hair with a high forehead, a goatee beard and a thin moustache with brown eyes.

He was wearing a red long sleeve buttoned shirt, size 16 and a half, blue denim jeans with a hole in the right knee, white Nike trainers with very worn soles and green socks.

A Post Mortem held at Greenwich Mortuary on 8 September gave the cause of death as drowning. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Anybody who has any information as to the identity of the man is asked to contact PC Tony Cassidy at Wapping Police Station on 020 7275 4421.

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