Further Update – Body Found, Southport Marine Lake


Merseyside Police can confirm that a man whose body was found in Southport Marine Lake on Saturday morning, 4 June, has been formally identified as 58 year-old Stephen Christopher Barlow, from St Helens.

A post mortem has revealed Mr Barlow died from drowning. His next of kin have been informed and enquiries are ongoing.

Detectives are keen to establish how Mr Barlow came to be in Southport and his movements leading up to his death and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone who has information which could help the enquiry are asked to call Sefton CID on 0151 777 3059, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



Merseyside Police believe they have identified a male whose body was found in Southport Marine Lake on Saturday morning, 4 June.

Officers are attempting to trace the next of kin of the male, believed to be a 58 year-old man from the Merseyside area, and confirm identification.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Updated Appeal for Information – Body Found, Southport Marine Lake (11am Monday 6 June)

Merseyside Police detectives are issuing a second appeal for information after the body of a man was found in Southport on Saturday morning, 4 June.

At 8.55am, a call was received from a member of the public who reported seeing a body in the water at Southport Marine Lake. Police, the ambulance and fire services attended the location and the body of a man was recovered from the water. He was pronounced deceased.

The man is described as white, between 45–55 years, around 5ft 8in tall, with short light hair, medium build with a prominent belly. He was fitted with a catheter, and has bushy eyebrows, light stubble, and was wearing a dark grey / black jumper, a purple and white hooped polo shirt underneath, dark blue jeans, with a brown belt, grey socks, and blue Nike trainers approximately size 10.

Extensive enquiries have been made across the north west region to identify the man and to establish the full circumstances of his death.

Detective Inspector Robbie Moss from Sefton CID said: “Our enquiries remain ongoing but we would urge people to contact us if you recognise the description as being someone missing from home, and to share this appeal as widely as possible.”

Anyone with information which may help identify this man is encouraged to call Sefton CID on 0151 7773059, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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