Police say body found on beach near Penzance was Northamptonshire man

Hugh Linnane from Wellingborough
Hugh Linnane from Wellingborough

Police are appealing for help in establishing the last known movements of a man from Wellingborough whose body was found at Perranuthnoe Beach near Penzance.

The body of 69 year-old Hugh Linnane was discovered in the sea on Saturday, July 11, at about 4.30pm.

We are keen to trace his final days to find out how he ended up in the water

DC Mark Simcox

Police, coastguard, lifeboat and ambulance crews attended and he was declared dead at the scene.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Officers are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr Linnane from Wellingborough and are trying to piece together his final few days.

They have issued a photograph of Mr Linnane and are hoping this might jog somebody’s memory to any sightings of him or any knowledge of his whereabouts.

DC Mark Simcox from Penzance CID said: “We would like to speak to any local hoteliers or bed and breakfast owners in the area to look at their guest registers and to contact us if Hugh Linnane stayed with them.

“We are keen to trace his final days to find out how he ended up in the water.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email 101@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk quoting reference EN/15052/15.

Alternatively information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously via their online form on Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling 0800 555111.