Police release artist’s impression of man found dead in Leicester

Leicestershire Police have released an artist’s impression of a man they would like to identify after he was found dead in the city earlier this month.

The man was found in Braunstone Lane East in Leicester at around 10.30pm on Wednesday 11 July.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Detectives confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file for the coroner has been prepared.

Despite extensive enquiries and efforts during the past two weeks, which has included liaising with colleagues regionally, officers have not been able to identify the man.

Police have released an artist impression of the man, as well as a photograph of a distinctive tattoo in the hope it will help identify him.

The man is described as white, 5ft 8ins tall, slim build and believed to be between 25 and 40 years old. He had dark brown hair with short brown facial hair.

He has a tattoo on his left upper arm and a large vertical scar from his chest to abdomen. His left ear has also been pierced but he wasn’t wearing an earring when he was found.

The man was wearing a green printed t-shirt, grey Ellesse jogging bottoms, a light grey sweatshirt with the writing Brookhaven across the chest and a grey hooded jumper.

He was also wearing a blue baseball cap and khaki coloured trainers with an orange trim. His clothing and his face, arms and legs also had paint on them.

The man had a tatoo on his left upper arm

Detective Constable Steve Winterton said: “We have carried out extensive enquiries to try and identify this man, but so far, have not been successful.”

“We appreciate that this is not the best way to potentially find out about the death of a loved one or friend, and we are sorry for any undue distress it may cause.”

“But we need the public’s help to help us identify this man. If you recognise the tattoo pictured or the artist impression of the man looks familiar and you have not seen or heard from the friend or relative you think it looks like, please call us.”

If you think you can help detectives with their enquiries, please contact Leicestershire Police on 101.