Body found on Christchurch beach

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was discovered dead on a beach.

Dorset Police received a call at around 9.10pm on Monday 27 May 2013 reporting a body found in the water near groynes at Seaway Avenue in Christchurch. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, by the beach at Steamer Point.

Two men, aged 49 and 51, from Bournemouth were later arrested and are helping police with their inquiries.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said the body was yet to be formally identified but the coroner had been notified.

Dorset Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward in relation to this incident, in particular anyone who may have been in the area of Fryers Cliff between the times of 9pm and 9.30pm on Monday 27 May 2013.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 27:447. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

May 28, 2013 |

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