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Detectives appeal for help to identify dead man

News   •   Aug 10, 2015 14:03 BST

[IMAGE: An E-fit image of the man found deceased]

Just over a year since the body of a man was found hanged in a park in Hendon, police in Barnet are releasing an e-fit image of the man, in the hope that someone can identify him.

Police were called at 07:55hrs on Friday, 1 August 2014 to reports of a man found hanging in Sunny Hill Park, Hendon.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 08:29hrs.

Despite numerous enquiries, police have been unable to identify him.

An inquest was held on Monday, 27 July at Barnet Coroner's Court where the coroner recorded a verdict of suicide.

Police are releasing the image in the hope that someone may recognise him.

The male is described as a black man, approximately 40-50 years of age and wearing a black balaclava, black t-shirt with a denim-style blue shirt over the top, a navy-blue 'Chino-style' pair of trousers and navy and brown Clarke's deck shoes.

In his possession, he had a black backpack with a white Adidas logo and a large red Timberland jacket.

PC Nic Rumbelow from Barnet borough said: "It is very sad that no one has come forward for this man in over a year which makes it an even more despairing and tragic death."

Anyone with information is asked to call police in Barnet on 101.