M&S tie and metal shoe lasts: new clues in cold case of ‘the Gentleman’

Police release photofit of smartly-dressed man whose body was found off island of Heligoland in 1994

The man sported a stripy Marks & Spencer tie, expensively made but possibly secondhand shoes – and 6 kg of cast-iron weights tied around his body, designed to drag him to the bottom of the North Sea.

Almost three decades after finding the body of what appeared to be a murder victim in the waters off the island of Heligoland, German police have released new information and a first photofit in order to establish the identity of the man who was dubbed “the Gentleman” for his smart attire.

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