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New CCTV footage released in Alan Jeal investigation

Police in Cornwall investigating the death of Alan Jeal have released new CCTV images showing him in Newquay on the night before his body was washed up on Perranporth beach.

He's seen getting off a bus at Newquay bus station at 8.16pm and walking around the town centre, before catching the 9.15pm bus to Perranporth.

Police originally thought he'd caught a bus from Truro to Perranporth.

The 64-year-old's body was found on Tuesday the 25th February with multiple injuries to his chest, head and hand.

CCTV footage taken from Devon & Cornwall Police's YouTube page.

Man airlifted to hospital after falling from Cornish cliff

A man has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling 70ft from a cliff at Perranporth.

His brother also sustained injuries as he tried to rescue him, but managed to raise the alarm.

Coastguards were alerted at 1.30am this morning. St Agnes coastguard, police and the rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose were involved in the search.

The men were flown to Derriford Hospital.


Victim's brother makes emotional appeal

The brother of man found dead on Perranporth beach has made an emotional appeal for information.The body of 64 year old Alan Jeal from Wadebridge was discovered by a dog walker on Tuesday 25th February.

At a press conference today police revealed he had a pair of small white headphones pushed into his mouth, as well as a sock. Some of his personal items including a bank card, ipod shuffle and Nokia phone are still missing.

His brother Derek urged anyone with information to come forward.

Man appeals for information about brother's death

The brother of a man who was found dead on Perranporth beach is appealing for any new information about his brother's death. Alan Jeal was found naked on the beach at the end of february. The 64 year old was last seen in Truro.

His brother Derek Jeal says it was out of character for him travel that far west. Devon & Cornwall Police have put together this video appeal from Mr Jeal.


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Report on suspicious death at Perranporth

Police have released more CCTV footage of a man found dead on a beach at Perranporth. Officers investigating the death of Alan Jeal want to trace three people seen with him at a bus stop in Truro the night before he died.

Detectives are investigating whether the 64 year old from Wadebridge was murdered. They say multiple injuries were found on his body which are inconsistent with drowning and can't be easily explained.

Police search for three people pictured with Alan Jeal

Alan Jeal at the bus stop (second from right), with the three people. Credit: Devon & Cornwall Police

New CCTV images have been released of a man who was found dead on Perranporth Beach in Cornwall last month.

64-year-old Alan Jeal was last seen in Truro the night before his death on 25 February 2014. Police want to speak to three people who stood at this bus stop with him. They are treating his death as a murder investigation.

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