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Mystery dead man's identity revealed

Credit: Leicestershire Police

A man who was found dead last month has been identified following an appeal for public help.

The man was found at around 10.30pm on 11 July in Braunstone Lane East, Leicester. His death wasn't being treated as suspicious, but despite exhaustive efforts, officers couldn't find out who he was.

Police said at the time,

We appreciate that this is not the best way to potentially find out about the death of a loved one or friend, and we are sorry for any undue distress it may cause. But we need the public’s help to help us identify this man

– Leicestershire Police spokesperson

However, the man has now been identified as a result of a public appeal, which included an artist’s impression of him, as well as a photograph of a distinctive tattoo.

Credit: Leicestershire Police

Detective Constable Steve Winterton, the investigating officer, said:

“We had a really good response from the public as a result of our appeal and I’d like to thank everyone who shared it. We had a number of calls, one of which provided us with the information that has allowed us to identify the man. A file has now been prepared for the coroner.”

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