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VIDEO: New Calls To Police Over Body On Beach Mystery

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7:33am 24th July 2014
(Updated 7:33am 24th July 2014)

Detectives investigating the mystery of the body on the beach at Perranporth think it could be linked to other deaths in the UK.

Pirate FM has learnt police have received "several" new calls over Alan Jeal after a Crimewatch appeal on Tuesday night, featuring a reconstruction.

But officers say there is a still a gap of at least 12 hours in their information on his last movements.

It has been five months since the body of the 64 year old from Wadebridge was discovered.

He had chest injuries and was stripped naked with a sock and headphones stuffed in his mouth.
 
The show traced his last movements and the three bus journeys he took around Wadebridge, Truro, Newquay and Perranporth on the day before his body was found on Tuesday 25 February.
 
The programme featured interviews with DCI Dave Thorne, senior investigating officer; Teri Blythe, the artist who produced the impression of Alan which led to his identification; Derek Jeal, Alan's brother; Matt Pavitt, from the coastguard agency, and some unseen family photographs of Alan as a younger man.
 
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Thorne, Senior Investigating Officer, said: "It has been five months since Alan's body was found and there are still many unanswered questions in this case.
 
"We are hoping that this latest appeal will bring us new leads to help us solve the mystery and bring closure to the family."

Officers have released new CCTV of Alan outside Bridge Tools in Wadebridge at around 4.45pm on Monday 24 February.

He was wearing a light-blue jacket which has not been found.




Officers investigating the death are keen to trace a potential witness who was seen on CCTV at the bus stop in Truro's Lemon Quay at 6.19pm on Monday 24 February 2014. 

Officers believe the man, with grey hair, wearing a long dark coat and fisherman's style hat, saw Alan while waiting for a bus.


 
Matt Pavitt, HM Coastguard Sector Manager for North Cornwall, said: "When a body is washed up on a beach, coastguards use local knowledge and their search and rescue expertise to help the police and coroner estimate where a person might have entered the water.
 
"The Falmouth Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre is often called upon to help with this type of incident and members of the St Agnes Coastguard Rescue Team cordoned off the area and conducted a shoreline search."
 
Anyone who has any information that could assist with the investigation is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference 381 of 1 March, or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

7:33am 24th July 2014

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