Karrimor

26 Apr 19
Musings of a Narcissist

Look, I know the title is more than a little facetious, but, in all honesty, when you are trekking up a near vertical cliff-face with the weight of a small child on your back (with, at best, 2-hours-sleep worth of energy), a ‘Duke of Edinburgh’ expedition really is a challenging experience! Therefore, I took it […]

17 Apr 19
Eric Yap's Whatevers & Whenevers

Taking a break from my freelance work and tutoring. But can’t stay passive – it will drive me nuts! So, I decided early this morning to do a short ride up to Serendah Waterfall in Hulu Selangor to check out the place and determine if it’s viable for camping. After a quick fill-up of water […]

17 Apr 19
David Smart

For those of you who might not know yet, I’m excited to announce I’m heading to Nepal this Tuesday (April 23rd, 2019)! The plane departs the same day as the day I started the Pacific Crest Trail four years ago, symbolic timing made more auspicious by the friend who will be joining me… Bradley! And […]

15 Apr 19
Living This Life 0ut Loud

I’m truly, madly, deeply in love with my bicycle and I’m pretty certain most other cyclists will completely understand my feelings. A dictionary definition of love is; an intense feeling of deep affection or a great interest and pleasure in something…… Once upon a time, my opinion of people out cycle touring was, I’m sorry […]

14 Apr 19

From 6PM on April 12th to 6PM April 14th, I ran 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. The 4/4/48 running challenge. In this post I’ll explain where I learned about it, why I did it, how I got on, what benefits I got from doing it and why you should do it too. […]

13 Apr 19
Walking the Wainwrights: a Family Challenge

The title may seem a little disingenuous to the Lakeland Fells. Trust me, I loved this short walk and will explain why it was a dull day toward the end of this blog. The weather was to be excellent with very little cloud; it was the ideal weather for a walk in the Lakes. So […]

10 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Scientists have reconstructed the face of a man found dead in a wood a year ago to help police identify him. His skeletal remains were discovered by a forestry worker near the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The Gloucestershire police have a complete DNA profile of the man that has been verified against the national […]

10 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

The mystery surrounding the remains of a man discovered in the woods of Gloucestershire last year continues, prompting the police to appeal to the public for help in solving it. A forestry worker made the terrible discovery near the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester on May 1, 2018. Despite a series of forensic and DNA examinations, […]

10 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

The POLICE makes a call to identify a man whose body has not been discovered in the woods for more than a year. Discovered by a forestry worker last May, the agents have now published a picture of what it might look like. The body of the man, which could have come from Wiltshire, was […]

10 Apr 19
#RunningSelfieWanker

“If you can’t go fast, go further” (I’ve no idea who said that ) I’ve had my sights on running ultras for maybe the last year or so. Before I’d even seriously thought too much about Marathons. Ultra running is where I wanted to be. Operating at the larger distances seems easier than getting faster […]

10 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

It's the face of a man found dead in the forest off the A419 last year. The remains of the human skeleton were discovered by a forestry worker almost 12 months ago near the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester. Despite searches in the DNA files, the police could not identify the mysterious man. Items found near […]

09 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Scientists have reconstructed the face of a man found dead in a Cotswold wood in the hope of identifying him. The skeletal has been uncovered by a forest worker almost 12 months ago near the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. Police have a full DNA profile of the man but have not been able to […]

09 Apr 19
Metro
Scientists are striving to help police reveal the identity of a man whose body was found in woods by producing a computer-generated e-fit. Police enlisted the help of Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of Liverpool John Moores University’s Face Lab, to produce computer-generated life-like image. The remains were discovered by a Cotswolds forestry worker close to the Bathurst Estate in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, last May. Police are appealing for help in identifying the man whose skeletal remains were found (Picture: PA) Despite being found close to a busy road there is no evidence to suggest the man was killed in a road accident and police are not treating his death as suspicious. Police failed to reveal his identity despite having a DNA sample run through national and missing persons databases. Police also sought help from a forensic anthropologist, and odontologist, who specialise in examining bones and teeth. They say the man was white, between 5ft 5in and 5ft 8in tall, was possibly of large build and aged between 28 and 31, but could be as old as 55. His teeth were said to be in good condition and would have received dental treatment. Face Lab director Professor Caroline Wilkinson (Picture: Liverpool John Moores University) Police are unable to say how long the corpse had been lying there due to snowfall at the start of 2018 but estimate anything from six to 18 months. When the remains were found, close to the A419 Stroud Road, he was wearing a black or dark grey Peter Storm raincoat, a grey or blue short-sleeved shirt with hand stitched repairs on the rear shoulder seam, a black Blue Harbour gilet and blue trousers with a dark leather belt. A pair of dark trainers with a white sole and a beige baseball cap were also found next to the body, along with a Karrimor rucksack covered in a white plastic bag in an attempt at waterproofing. A small Sony wireless FM radio and a wind-up torch were found nearby but no mobile phones, wallets, sleeping bags or tents were recovered. [metro-tag-post-strip] Detective Sergeant Richard Smith said: ‘Despite working closely with other agencies, the coroner, the NHS, the Department for Work and Pensions and the National Crime Agency, we have been unable to identify this person. ‘We are satisfied this is a non-suspicious death but this in no way diminishes our desire to identify this man. ‘We believe the public hold the key to revealing who this person was and we are now appealing for their help to identify this man. ‘This man was someone’s son and he must have family members and associates somewhere who will be missing him. ‘Because of this, it is very important that we can identify him and return him home to his loved ones.’ [metro-zone-post-thumbnail-link] The digital reconstruction of the man’s face is certainly a step up from regular police e-fits which are often mocked for not looking like a proper person.  Staffordshire Police was ridiculed for their depiction of a criminal who looked a lot like E.T, while a Sussex Police officer saw the funny side of his terrible drawing of a burglar and vowed to get a tattoo of it. Anyone with information should call 101 and quote Operation Octave. [metro-fact-box id=”8027376″ title=”Got a story for Metro.co.uk?” icon=”exclamation” /]
09 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
EXPERTS have reconstructed the face of a man whose skeleton was found in a wood to help baffled police try to identify him. The image was released a year after his body was found by a forestry worker. Gloucestershire Police have released this image of the facial reconstruction of a man whose skeleton was found by the A419 It was devised with the help of a forensic anthropologist, who worked out the man was 5ft 5in to 5ft 8in tall and aged 28 to 55. A forensic tooth expert also put him between the ages of 28 and 31. Det Sgt Richard Smith said: “He was someone’s son and he must have family members and associates somewhere. “It’s very important that we can identify him and return him home to his loved ones.” Police estimate his body had lain alongside the A419 between Stroud and Cirencester in Gloucs for six to 18 months. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN UK NEWS” posts_category=”141″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Detectives said the death was not suspicious and did not think the man was in an accident. Anyone with information should contact Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 and quote Operation Octave. Information can also be submitted via email at OpOctave@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk or by online form: http://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/operationoctave The man was wearing this dark-coloured Peter Storm raincoat Police hope someone might recognise this dark-coloured training shoe A Karrimor rucksack covered with a white plastic bag was found near the skeleton These sunglasses were also found near the skeleton GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL exclusive@the-sun.co.uk [bc_video video_id=”5856500779001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Son finds skeleton found in basement decades after dad went missing”]
09 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Experts have reconstructed the face of a man whose skeleton was found in a wood to help the puzzled police attempt to identify him. The image was published a year after the discovery of his body by a forestry worker. PA: Press Association Gloucestershire Police released this image of the facial reconstruction of a man […]