Man found dead near Oldham reservoir

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is trying to identify a man who was found dead near a reservoir in Oldham.

The body of the man was found on Saturday 12 December, on the Chew track, leading from Dovestones Reservoir boating lake to Indians Head.

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

When found, the man wore a brown heavy jacket, blue jumper, white long sleeve shirt, blue corduroy trousers and black slip on shoes.

There were no apparent injuries or marks on the body. Currently, GMP does not believe the death is suspicious.

He was last seen at around 4.30pm on Friday 11 December 2015, on the track near to where he was found.

GMP is trying to identify the man, to inform his family, but unfortunately he did not hold any ID on him. When searched, the man had money and three train tickets. One was from Ealing train station to Euston which was bought at 9.10am on Friday 11 December 2015. The other tickets were return from Euston to Piccadilly bought at 9.50am the same day.

Officers are now appealing to people who use the area for information.

“The area where the man was found is extremely remote and is used by walkers, engineers and rangers for the park”, Detective Sergeant John Coleman said.

“At this moment in time, we do not know whether the man is local or is visiting the area. I would appeal to owners of hotels or guest houses, to call us if they believe personal belongings have been left in their room, and no one has come back to claim them”, Dt Coleman added.

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Photo Credit: Ian Roberts

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