Police appeal for help to identify man's body found on Southsea beach

Body found in Southsea Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Police have issued an appeal to help identify a man whose body was found on a beach.

Officers cordoned off part of the seafront at Eastern Parade, Southsea, Portsmouth, on Tuesday following the discovery at 6.39am.

Now Hampshire Police has issued an appeal to the public to help identify the man.

He is described as white, aged 20 to 30, around 6ft tall and bald.

He was wearing a maroon-coloured Barbour puffa jacket, grey Moschino Milano jogging bottoms and black Nike running-style trainers.

Police officers on the beach off Eastern Parade in Southsea, Hampshire, where a body has been found on the shore Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Detective Sergeant Samantha Hockley said: “We have been carrying out enquiries to try to establish the identity of this person. However, at this stage, we’ve not been able to find out who he is.

“We believe he was in the water for a short amount of time before being brought in by the tide. Therefore, he may not have been missing for long and his family and friends may not have realised yet.

“We are working hard to determine who this person is and the exact circumstances surrounding his death.

“If a friend or family member, who matches this description, is missing, then we want to hear from you as we continue our investigation.”

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