Body Found In Wisbech

29 November 2010, 17:34 | Updated: 29 November 2010, 17:37

A murder investigation has started after police found a man's body in a park in Wisbech.

It was discovered by a member of the public at 9:10pm on Saturday evening in Holmes Park.

It's not clear how the man died, but police believe his injuries are consistent with being assaulted.

Officers haven't yet been able to identify the victim.

He is described as white, 30 to 40, about 5'8", weighing about 13 stones, with receding and very short dark hair and a moustache.

He was wearing a dark blue fleece-type top, a grey/blue short sleeved t-shirt, and dark blue Reebok jogging bottoms with a single white stripe running down the outside of the leg.

He was wearing size eight brown leather trainers with two Velcro straps across the bridge of the shoe.

He has a Scorpion tattoo on his upper right arm, two small scars to his right chest area, a scar to the rear of his head and the tip of his little finger on the right hand is missing (all from previous injuries).

Detective Chief Inspector Jim McCrorie, who is leading the inquiry, said: "We desperately need to identify this man and I would appeal for anyone who thinks they may know him to contact police.

He could be someone's son, brother, or father so anyone with concerns about a loved one who they haven't seen since Saturday should contact us.

This man has been assaulted and suffered injuries we believe have led to his death so I would appeal for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Holmes Park on Saturday night to call police.

Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be very important to this inquiry."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Operation Creek incident room on 0345 456 456 4, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.