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Police investigate body found on Fleetwood beach

George Wiskin's body was found on Fleetwood beach Photo: Lancashire Police

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after the body of a man was found on the beach at Fleetwood last night.

The body of 76 year old George Wiskin from Staffordshire was discovered by a dog walker on the beach at Fleetwood at around 5pm last night and officers are appealing for information to try and establish the circumstances surrounding his death.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Esseen, leading the investigation said, “We are currently trying to establish the circumstances around how Mr Wiskin died and at this stage we are treating the death as unexplained.

“We are still at the early stages of the investigation and we are trying to piece together Mr Wiskin’s movements in the hours and even days leading up to his death. We have taken the step of releasing a photograph of him in a bid to try and jog people’s memories in case anyone has seen him in the local area recently.

“We believe that Mr Wiskin may have been visiting the Blackpool area to attend a conference and so I would appeal to anyone in the Blackpool area to think back, and if they believe they have any information that could assist with our investigation to get in touch with us. We believe we have a CCTV sighting of Mr Wiskin in Blackpool Town centre around 5.30pm on Wednesday 20th June but we need to know where he went after this ”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quoting log number LC-20120622-0536. Alternatively, information can be passed to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 anonymously.