Clifton Bridge Man

River Avon Man

Found On: 19th May 1996

On this day, a man’s body was found on the bank of the River Avon in Somerset, England, having fallen from Clifton Suspension Bridge. He was white, of medium build and was thought to be aged 25-35 years old.

About

He was 6ft tall, with blue eyes and light brown collar-length hair. He wore a black sweatshirt and jacket, blue ‘Lee Riders’ jeans and brown boots. He carried a range of personal items including: a cardboard with a handwritten message reading ‘Sleeping rough, thank you’, a black sleeping bag, a Great Britain A-Z map, a Eurohike Adventure guide map, a Holy Bible, a blank ‘Barclays’ giro slip, a photo of himself at a younger age, a copy of Thomas Moore’s Utopia with no outer cover and ‘West Glamorgan County Council’ on the front page, a paperback book of “The Greatest Batman Stories, and a red pennywhistle.

The following image was found in the man’s possessions:

 

Investigation

The image on the photocard, the Barclays blank giro slip, and a range of personal items may help identify Clifton Bridge Man. The team will be going back to the start and checking information with the Coroner and police.

You can check the Police deatils on this case by going to the UK Missing Person Website Case Details.