West Byfleet death: Police identify three of six CCTV appeal witnesses after body found at Woodham Lock

July 17, 2017
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Surrey Police says it has identified three potential witnesses as part of its investigation following the discovery of a man’s body in the Basingstoke Canal in West Byfleet .

The body was found by a member of the public on Saturday morning (July 15). Officers say they are treating the discovery as “suspicious”.

On Sunday (July 16), the force issued a CCTV appeal, sharing stills of six people they wished to speak to in connection with the find, stressing they were witnesses only.

Come Monday (July 17), officers confirmed three of the six people had been identified, but the search was ongoing for the three people pictured below.

Surrey Police officers are still looking to identify the three people in this image
(Image: Surrey Police)

Detective Superintendent Jason Tingley said: “The people in these CCTV images were in the area of the lock or the canal path early on Saturday morning.

“I want to be clear that they are not under suspicion, but may have seen or heard something that could help our investigation.”

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The man’s body has not been formally identified yet, although officers believe they know who he is and have informed his family.

Floral tributes at the scene on Monday paid respects to ‘Sweetest Asif’ .

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The force expects Woodham Lock to remain closed for the duration of Monday while the investigation continues

In light of this, officers have advised schoolchildren and commuters travelling between West Byfleet and Woodham to use alternative routes while their investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to call Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference 45170076698 or call Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/west-byfleet-death-police-identify-13342882


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