Police have launched a murder investigation after the body of a man with a stab would to his chest was found in a reservoir.
Officers were called to Drift Service Reservoir near Penzance on Thursday following reports of a body in the water.
The victim, named by police as Edward Hinds, was confirmed dead at the scene despite efforts by the police to revive him with CPR.
Mr Hinds was originally from the Midlands but had been living in the Lelant area for the last few weeks, police said tonight.
When emergency crews started CPR they discovered the wound to his chest.
The victim, named by police as Edward Hinds, was confirmed dead at the scene. The body of the 37-year-old was recovered from a reservoir near Penzance
Police have today made an arrest following the discovery of a body on Thursday
A 50-year-old man ‘with links to Cornwall’ was arrested today.
Detective Inspector Steve Hambly, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: ‘I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who believes they know Edward or may have had contact with him since he moved to the Lelant area of Cornwall.
‘I would also like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Drift Service Reservoir or Lelant during the period of February 15 through till February 18.’
Police were seen at the reservoir near Penzance when a body was discovered in the water
Officers were called to Drift Service Reservoir near Penzance on Thursday following reports of a body in the water
‘I’m keen to hear from any members of the public who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area of Drift Reservoir or Lelant through the period between Monday 15 February and Thursday 18 February.
‘Anyone with any information which may assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 quoting log 686 18/02/21.’
Enquiries were carried out in Cornwall and in Warwickshire.
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