Police have released an artist's impression of the man whose naked corpse washed up on Perranporth Beach.

He is described as white, aged 50-70, of thin build, 5ft 5ins to 5ft 7ins, with white receding hair which was bald on top, and a thick white bushy beard.

DCI Dave Thorne, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “We believe the artist’s impression is a true likeness of the man we are trying to identify.

“As you can see from the image he has some distinctive features including a bushy white beard and white receding hair.

“It’s been a week since his body was found on Perranporth Beach and his identity is still a mystery.

“By releasing this image we are hoping that someone will recognise him and come forward with his name, allowing us to progress with the investigation and bring us a step closer to finding out what has happened to him.

“He is someone’s brother, father, uncle or friend and someone somewhere will be missing him.”

Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 381 of 1 March.

Picture: Teri Blythe, Human Identification and Forensic Art Consultancy Services.