Appeal following body on Perranporth Beach

Police in Cornwall have launched an appeal following the discovery of a body on Perranporth beach last week.

Mary was reported missing on the evening of Friday 28thSeptember and Police were called to the beach on the morning of Saturday 29th September following the reports of a body on the beach.

Formal identification has taken place and police can confirm that it is that of 86-year-old Mary Colliver from Truro; her next of kin have been informed.

Detective Constable Matt Cobb, said: “This death is currently being treated as unexplained and we are appealing to the public for their help as part of our role in supporting the Coroner.

“Police are appealing for anyone who was in the vicinity of Droskyn Hill, the cliffs of Droskyn Hill or Perranporth beach from 3pm into the evening of Friday 28th September to come forward.

“Mary would have had difficulty walking and would have been using her stick to assist herself. She had a purple walking stick and a beige handbag which are both still missing.

“Mary is 5ft 3in tall with brown eyes, grey hair and was wearing elasticated brown/grey trousers, a bright blue fleece similar to the one pictured, a purple slipper and a medical slipper.

“If you saw Mary on Friday, or know of the whereabouts of her walking stick or handbag we would like to hear from you.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact quoting enquiry number EN/015212/18.

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