Body parts belonging to missing man discovered on beach by fisherman

Detectives are asking the public to help piece together what happened to a man whose body part was mysteriously discovered on a beach.

A fisherman found one of Colin Wood’s body parts near the Wellington Pier, on a beach in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, at around 1.30am on Wednesday morning.

Police took the 53-year-old’s remains to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston where DNA tests were conducted.

Mr Wood was identified and his family was informed.

Mr Wood lived around Great Yarmouth and was said to have had ‘limited friends and family in recent months’.

But it is still unclear when or how Mr Wood died his death is being treated as unexplained.

Detective Chief Inspector Holly Evans said: ‘We are keen to understand how Mr Wood came to be in the water and would like to hear from anyone who may have known him or has information which could help with our enquiries.’

The force has released a photograph of Mr Wood, hoping it will ‘jog someone’s memory’.

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