Man ‘lay useless in tent for a yr’ close to Weston-super-Mare (News)


Body in tent man, thought to be Peter Thomas Harrison

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A driver’s licence and beginning certificates have been discovered with the person’s physique alongside the A370

A person lay useless in a tent for as much as a yr earlier than being discovered, police have revealed.

The physique was found alongside the A370 close to Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on 15 August final yr.

PC Andy Henderson mentioned: “This can be a actually unhappy case of a person who seems to have been sleeping tough and whose dying appears to have gone unreported.”

Paperwork have been discovered with the person, and after a police attraction his next-of-kin have now been contacted.

Avon and Somerset Police mentioned it would present them with assist whereas the formal identification course of takes place.

Contained in the tent have been a newspaper dated August 2016 and a driving licence and beginning certificates.

“It could seem he had been useless for as much as a yr earlier than he was discovered and because of the situation of the stays it has been extraordinarily tough to determine for sure who he’s,” PC Henderson mentioned.

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“Based mostly on the documentation discovered, we imagine the person to be referred to as Peter Thomas Harrison who was born in Birmingham and would both have been aged 59 or 60 when he died.

“We additionally imagine he was a driver by commerce and had spent current years in and across the Weston-super-Mare space.”


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