Appeal to identify man found dead in River Mersey in Stockport

He has a number of distinctive tattoos that officers hope will help to identify him.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 7th November 2022

Greater Manchester Police have asked the public to help in identifying a man who was found dead in the River Mersey in Stockport.

Officers were called to the water at around 11.15am yesterday, Sunday 6 November.

There were concerns for the welfare of a man who was in the river, and emergency services and specialist officers attended the scene.

Tragically, the man was pronounced dead – there are no suspicious circumstances.

GMP has been unable to identify the man so far and is appealing to the public to help, listing some distinctive features.


In a description released by the police, the man found in Stockport is described as a white male, between 40 and 50 years old.

He was wearing dark walking trousers with a nylon belt, socks but no shoes, and has distinctive tattoos.


On his upper arm he has a tattoo that says ‘Rachel’, on his lower right arm is a bulldog and a Union Jack flag, and on the left side of his chest is another tattoo that says ‘Jodie’.

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He also had ‘Golden Virginia Tobacco’ on his person when he was located.


GMP said: “If you are able to identify the male in question or have any information that could help us identify the man and locate his next of kin, please contact GMP on 0161 856 9790 or police 101.

“Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity – Crimestoppers – on 0800 555 111.”

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