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Do you recognise this man? Police want help to identify him after his body was found in a field

The man's body was found in a field near the A2 crossover earlier this month Credit: Kent Police

Police investigating the death of a man who's body was found in a field near Canterbury are asking for the public's help to try and identify him.

The man’s body was discovered by a member of the public on land close to Hollow Lane, near the A2 crossover, on the morning of Friday 3rd February.

Detectives have released a computer generated image of the man in the hope that someone will recognise him.

His cause of death is awaiting test results; however it is being treated as non-suspicious.

Do you recognise this man? His body was found in a field near Credit: Kent Police
  • The man is described as white
  • In his mid-50s to late-60s
  • He had short white hair and a short white beard
  • He was of a slim to thin build
  • He was between 5ft 5in and 5ft 6in tall.

Found with the man was a small black suitcase, described as a ‘cabin case’, which contained toiletries and clothes, a book – ‘Clinical Theology: A Theological and Psychological Basis to Clinical Pastoral Care’ by Frank Lake, abridged by Martin H. Yeomans - and an unregistered Oyster card.

"As part of our enquiries we are publishing a computer generated image of the man as he would have looked prior to his death.

"If anyone recognises the man from the image, or has any information that they think would be useful, Kent Police would very much like to hear from them. Please contact Kent Police on 101 quoting reference number SI/ZY/1363/17."

– Detective Sergeant Gary Stamp