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Monday, June 4, 2012

Man, 20, found washed up on Cornish beach after plunging from cliff top

 Police have named the 20 year old man whose body was found washed up on a beach in Newquay in Cornwall on Saturday morning.

Luke Griffin, from Stroud, Gloucstershire was on an end of season soccer tour with teammates.

His body was discovered by a dog walker on the Great Western beach at 8.30am on Saturday morning and police believe he may have been in the sea overnight.

They also want to contact anyone who may have seen lone males acting erractically near Towan beach late on Friday night.

And officers investigating his death have revealed more details of an altercation earlier in the evening involving Luke.

Devon and Cornwall police said last night: 'Luke Griffin was visiting Newquay in Cornwall as part of an end of season football tour with his local football club, Leonard Stanley FC, with 19 other club members.

'The investigation into Luke's death has identified an incident in the pay and display car parl just above the access road on to Towan Beach in Newquay.

'The police have spoken to two individuals regarding this incident but are now seeking further information about two other potential individuals who were also present in the area between 10pm (2200hours) and 10.30pm (22.30 hours) on Friday, 1st June 2012.

'Police are also seeking witnesses that may have been walking along the tram tracks in Newquay between 22.30 hours and 2300 hours and saw any lone males behaving erratically.

'His next of kin have been informed.'

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 101.

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