Police have appealed to the public for information after a man was found dead in a canal following a night out in Newton Abbot.
Police say that they were called just before 3am on Sunday, 10 December, following concerns for a man in his 60s who had failed to return to his Teigngrace home following a night out in Newton Abbot.
The man was located in the water at Stover Canal off Exeter Road near to MT Tums Café, Teigngrace around 10.30am.
Detectives are appealing for help to trace the mans last movements, asking the public to contact them with any sightings of the man walking in the Exeter Road area between 10.30pm and 11.45pm on Saturday 9 December.
The man is described as white, around 6ft tall with short sandy/grey hair. He was wearing a Rab navy blue sweatshirt, black jogging bottoms, and grey suede trainers with turquoise laces.
Detective Sergeant Martin Key said: “At this time we are not treating the death as suspicious but as unexplained. We are working to trace the man’s movements in the hours before his death and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen him on foot in the Exeter Road area between the stated times.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured the man on CCTV or vehicle dashcam.”
If you have any information to assist with enquiries please contact police online or by telephone on 101, quoting reference 50230320964.
Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers via https://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ or by phoning 0800 555111.
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