Iden­tity rid­dle as body pulled out of reser­voir

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - News - By AN­DREW ROBIN­SON an­drew.robin­[email protected]­plc.com @An­drew_Ex­am­iner

PO­LICE are ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion after the body of a man was re­cov­ered from the wa­ter at But­ter­ley Reser­voir in Mars­den.

Of­fi­cers were called to the reser­voir shortly after 11am on Fri­day after a mem­ber of the pub­lic re­ported see­ing a body in the wa­ter.

The man was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

Of­fi­cers have been con­duct­ing en­quiries into the cir­cum­stances and are work­ing to es­tab­lish the man’s iden­tity.

The man’s death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious.

De­tec­tive In­spec­tor An­drew Lockwood of Kirklees CID said: “The man’s death is not be­ing treated as sus­pi­cious but we are ap­peal­ing for help in iden­ti­fy­ing the man.

“He is de­scribed as a white male, 60 years old, grey stub­ble and grey hair.

“He was found wear­ing black jeans, black walk­ing boots, a red/navy jacket with a blue shirt on, he was also car­ry­ing a black ruck­sack.

“We would like to speak to any­one who may know the man, or saw a man match­ing that de­scrip­tion around the lo­ca­tion in re­cent weeks.”

Any­one who wit­nessed any­thing in the area or who has any in­for­ma­tion that could as­sist of­fi­cers is asked to call po­lice on 101 quot­ing log 558 of Jan­uary 11.

Po­lice at But­ter­ley Reser­voir, Mars­den, after the body of a man was found

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