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Police issue impression of mystery man found dead near Peak District reservoir

Published 14/05/2016

An artist's impression issued by Greater Manchester Police of a mystery man who was found dead in the Peak District
An artist's impression issued by Greater Manchester Police of a mystery man who was found dead in the Peak District

Police have released an artist's impression of a mystery man who was found dead in the Peak District last December.

Dubbed Neil Dovestone, after the reservoir on Saddleworth Moor close to where his body was found, the man's identity remains unknown.

CCTV footage shows him walking through Manchester Piccadilly train station on December 11.

The man was wearing a brown heavy jacket, blue jumper, white long sleeve shirt, blue corduroy trousers and black slip-on shoes.

He is described as being white, slim, having a receding hairline with grey hair to the side and back and a large nose which may have been previously broken, and was clean-shaven.

When the man's body was searched, he had money and three train tickets.

One was from Ealing train station to Euston which was bought at 9.04am from the ticket office on Friday December 11 2015 and the other tickets were returns from Euston to Piccadilly, bought at 9.50am the same day.

According to reports, a post-mortem examination revealed that he died from strychnine poisoning.

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