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Body Found at Box Hill

Published on: 9 Sep, 2023
Updated on: 11 Sep, 2023

An appeal for witnesses has been issued by Surrey Police after the body of a man was found in the River Mole in Box Hill yesterday afternoon (September 7).

Emergency services attended the scene at around 12.15pm following a call from a member of the public.

The body of a 60-year-old man was recovered from the river. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.

Although it is not currently believed that his death is suspicious, police are continuing to carry out enquiries to understand the circumstances around his death.

Stepping Stones over the River Mole near Box Hill Image Geograph

A police spokesperson said: “We believe that the man had been fishing close to the Stepping Stones area prior to his death.

“We would like to speak to anyone who was in the area, or driving through and has dashcam footage, between the hours of 8am and 1pm yesterday on the A24, London Road.

Map showing the location of the Stepping Stones where the man found dead was believed to have been fishing. Apple Maps

“In particular, we are looking to speak to a man who was in the area and may have information which could help our enquiries. He is described as around 30 years old, white, approximately 5ft 10in in height, of slim build with very short dark hair.

“He wasn’t wearing a top but was wearing dark coloured shorts, trainers and was carrying a dark coloured rucksack with a red fishing rod tied to it. The man was also riding a dark-coloured mountain bike and spoke with an accent, possibly Eastern European.

“If you recognise the description of the man, or have any other information which could help our enquiries, please contact us quoting PR/45230100596 via:

“If you do not wish to leave your name, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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