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Operation Livery - Alan Jeal - CCTV

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Police investigating the death of Alan Jeal have released new CCTV images showing him in Newquay and Perranporth on the night before his body was found.
The CCTV shows Alan getting off a bus at Newquay bus station at 8.16pm on Monday 24 February and walking around the town centre, before returning to the bus station at 9pm. He then caught the 9.15pm bus to Perranporth.
Alan is also captured on CCTV in Perranporth between 10.25pm and 10.27pm.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Thorne, Senior Investigating Officer, said: "Originally we believed Alan caught the bus from Truro to Perranporth on Monday evening, but now this latest CCTV shows Alan in Newquay before taking a bus to Perranporth.
"We are hoping this may jog the memory of someone who was in the area at the same time as Alan and they may recall seeing him."
Alan's body was discovered on Perranporth beach on Tuesday 25 February 2014 by a member of the public while out walking his dog at around 2pm. He was naked apart from wearing socks and one walking shoe.
Multiple injuries to his chest, head and hand were found on his body. He suffered significant internal injuries, a flesh wound to his scalp and bleeding hand injuries.
There were some signs of possible drowning but it has not been confirmed as the cause of death.
A set of headphones were found in Alan's mouth, as well as a rolled-up sock. The white Apple iPhone or iPod style headphones, with volume control, were looped around the back of the sock and were trailing out of his mouth.
The light blue rain coat he was seen wearing in Truro on Monday 24 February has not been found. The navy Regatta jacket found on the beach is thought to be different to the one he was seen wearing in the CCTV images.
Some of Alan's other belongings are still missing, including a Barclays Bank current account card, a Barclaycard credit card, a Nokia 1110i mobile phone, a third generation iPod shuffle and the rest of the clothing he was wearing.
Alan, 64, who lived alone in Wadebridge, had recently purchased a 10kg weighted training vest and 2kg ankle weights but they have not been located. Detectives are trying to establish whether they were bought for him to wear or whether he bought them for another reason such as a gift for someone else.
He caught a bus from the Lemon Quay, Truro to Newquay at around 6.50pm on Monday 24 February. CCTV footage shows him waiting with three other people at a bus stop but these people have not been traced.
Officers have taken advice from HM Coastguard about tides, currents, swell and weather conditions. One theory is that Alan may have entered the water towards Perran Sands however this has not been confirmed.
DCI Dave Thorne added: "Three months on and there are still some gaps in the information we have about Alan and his last movements.
"We are still treating his death as suspicious due to the extent of his injuries and the fact that he was found naked, with a sock and headphones in his mouth.
"There are a number of people we are keen to trace including three people seen with him at the bus stop in Truro who have not come forward yet.
""We believe he may have had a friend in Plymouth and another in Redruth, and would like to speak to them as they may be able to provide crucial information and fill in some of the gaps.
"During the investigation we have discovered that Alan was into online gaming and detectives would also like to hear from anyone who interacted with him online.
"There are lots of theories about how he may have died but we don't know exactly what happened to him and we want to provide Alan's family with some answers."
Police have released a series of photographs of Alan's belongings which were found on the beach including a rucksack, navy-blue Regatta jacket, wallet and photograph of him when he was two years old in the family home.
All of the images can be viewed on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photo... and CCTV footage can be found on the DC Police YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/pla...
Anyone with any information that could assist with the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 381 of 1 March 2014.


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