A break-through in identifying a body found in Scarborough over 20 years ago
4:52pm 28th July 2010
There could be a break-through in identifying a body found in Scarborough over 20 years ago.
Police made a renewed plea for information last week after reopening the case of a man found in the harbour in 1989.
Now a man's come forward saying he recognised the victim from the 1980s when he was living in Blackburn.
DS Thompson said: “The man recalls the subject of the investigation from visiting pubs in the Shadsworth and Intack areas of Blackburn. Although he couldn’t remember his name, he thinks that he spoke with a local accent and may have been something of a loner.
“The witness also believes he may have known the man from serving time in prison around the Blackburn area, possibly in Kirkham Prison.
“I am delighted that this new information has come to light and I would be very grateful to anyone else who can help the investigation if they came forward.
“In particular, if people from the Blackburn area can cast their minds back to the 1980s and see if they know who this man is, I would be very keen to hear from them.”
Police are looking in to the claims and have also released an improved facial sketch of the unidentified man. (see picture)
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