Thursday 22 March 2018

Body of tattooed man found in canal being treated as suspicious

Scotland Yard
Scotland Yard

The death of a tattooed man whose body was found in a canal is being treated as suspicious, Scotland Yard said.

A passer-by spotted the body close to the entrance of Islington Tunnel, north London, on Thursday just after 9am.

A post-mortem has been completed but the cause of death is still unknown. Further tests will be carried out.

There is a lizard or gecko tattoo on his right shoulder, a koi carp on his torso and some small tattoos on the fingers of one hand.

He is a white man, aged approximately in his 40s or 50s, around 6ft 1in tall, of medium build with short dark hair and sideburns.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves said: "We need to identify this man so we can get in contact with his family or next of kin and start to understand what has happened. Anyone who recognises the description given or saw this man in the area of Muriel Street N1 and the Regent's Canal please get in touch".

Anyone with information can contact the incident room on 020 8721 4868, the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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