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Police appeal to help identify  man found in Regent’s Canal with lizard or gecko on shoulder 

Detectives are appealing for the public’s help to identify a man whose body was recovered from Regent’s Canal.
Police were called by a member of the public at 09:07hrs on Thursday, 24 September, to reports of a body submerged in the canal, close to the entrance of Islington Tunnel.
A post-mortem examination took place at the Whittington Hospital on Friday, 25 September, and the cause of death is unknown at this stage. Further tests will be undertaken.

The man recovered is white, aged approximately in his 40s or 50s, around 6ft 1in tall, of medium build and he had short dark hair with sideburns.

He had a number of distinctive tattoos including a one of a lizard or gecko on his right shoulder, a koi carp on his torso and some small tattoos on the fingers of one hand.
Enquires continue to establish the identity of the deceased.

At this early stage in the investigation the death is being treated as suspicious.

Detectives from the Homicide and Major Crime Command (HMCC), led by Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Reeves are investigating.
DCI Reeves said: “We need to identify this man so we can get in contact with his family or next of kin and start to understand what has happened.

Anyone who recognises the description given or saw this man in the area of Muriel Street N1 and the Regent’s Canal please get in touch”.
Anyone who can assist is asked to contact police via the incident room on 020 8721 4868, alternatively, the police non-emergency line on 101 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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