Waterloo: Mystery of man who died after collapsing in a London street

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A passer-by saw this man in Coral Street, Lambeth, in May last year but he later died in hospital.

Detectives are searching for the family of a man who died after being found collapsed in a side street near Waterloo.

The man, thought to have been in his 40s or 50s, was seen on the ground in Coral Street on Monday May 23 last year.

A passer-by called 999 but he died in hospital.

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His death is not thought to have been suspicious and a computer-generated image has been released again in the hope that someone may recognise him and come forward.

Detective Constable Kieran Mulvaney said: “It is very sad that over a year has gone by and despite a previous media appeal and various other tactics, we have not been able to find anyone with a connection to this man.

“His death, which was caused by a head injury, is not being treated as suspicious, although at the time extensive enquiries were conducted to determine if this was a factor.

“We’re continuing our efforts to find out who he was as someone will be missing him and I am sure they are incredibly worried that they haven’t heard from him. This won’t be the news they’d be hoping for, but it is important we do everything we can to identify this unknown man. Please contact us if you have any information which could help”.

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When he was found, the man was wearing a black Columbia jacket, navy Puma Sweatshirt, black Armani T-shirt, black tracksuit bottoms with Sketcher trainers and was not in possession of any personal items or identification documents. Police said the man had no tattoos or identifying marks.

Police are looking for the family of a man who died in Lambeth, near Waterloo. (Picture MPS)Police are looking for the family of a man who died in Lambeth, near Waterloo. (Picture MPS)
Police are looking for the family of a man who died in Lambeth, near Waterloo. (Picture MPS) | MPS

DC Mulvaney said: “During this investigation we have used fingerprint and DNA databases here and abroad to attempt to identify him, with no results. We are currently using other techniques to learn more about the man, including where he came from.

“Other policing avenues are still be carried out in the hope that the we will get a break in the case.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting CAD 6746/23MAY22. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, and they will pass any information onto police.

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