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Ropsley death: Police release photos of distinctive tattoos in bid to identify man’s body

Police have released photos of a man’s distinctive tattoos after his body was found in a Lincolnshire field. Lincolnshire Police was made aware of a corpse in a field in Ropsley Road, between Ropsley and Oasby, at around 10.15am on Thursday, February 1.

The tattoos are on the tops of both arms. One is described as a blue Celtic band that wraps his bicep with a mixture of inked outlines and blank spaces, while the other is a larger, sightly faded tattoo of a dragon motif on the outside of his bicep.

The force hopes the pictures will help in identifying the man. A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “Despite exhaustive enquiries to establish his identity, we have been unable to do so and we are now asking for help from the public who might recognise two distinctive tattoos and be able to provide us with a name.”

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A faded tattoo of a dragon motif or something bearing claws.
Police hope someone will recognise the man from his tattoos.

The man is described as white, with a shaved head. He was found wearing a black parka coat, a blue T-shirt, grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms and black trainers.

A faded Celtic band tattoo.
The other tattoo, a Celtic band.

The police spokesperson added: “The cause and circumstances of his death are still unknown and our enquiries are ongoing.” Officers were seen at the turning for Oasby at around 8am this morning and they are expected to remain in the area for the remainder of today and potentially into the weekend. The road will remain closed.

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