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Appeal to identify man found dead in river

A man found dead in the River Avon in Worcestershire last week could have come from anywhere in the country.

Man found dead in river could have come from the South

The man was wearing these glasses Credit: West Mercia Police

A dead man who was found in the RiverAvon in Worcestershire last week could have come from anywhere in the country - according to police.

Officers were called to the Weir Meadow Caravan Park in Evesham last week when a member of the public spotted a body in the river.

The man was wearing this jacket Credit: West Mercia Police

Detectives have not been able to identity the dead man: he had no ID or wallet on him and he does not fit any outstanding missing persons reports from Worcestershire or any of the policing areas upstream from Evesham - i.e. Warwickshire, West Midlands, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire.

The shirt recovered from the body Credit: West Mercia Police

After an appeal locally failed to trace the man, detectives are releasing nationwide images of the clothes he wearing when he was found, which are:

A pair of well-used Caterpillar boots;A studded leather belt;A tweed-like coat worn under a dark blue body warmer;

A thick-knit jumper with a zipped collar;A blue and red-checked shirt;Dark blue jeans.

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