Camberley 'unexplained death' man named as Richard Walton

Richard Walton
Image caption The body found in Alsace Walk is believed to be that of Richard Walton

Police say a man whose body was found at a property in Surrey with a broken jaw and cuts and bruises is believed to be 47-year-old Richard Walton.

The death of Mr Walton is being treated as unexplained and officers are trying to find out how his injuries occurred.

The body was found by a member of the public on Tuesday at the house in Alsace Walk, Camberley.

The body is yet to be formally identified. Mr Walton lived alone and had recently moved to the area.

A post-mortem examination found extensive facial injuries, including the broken jaw, along with other cuts and bruises to his head, legs and hands.

Refused help

Police said a number of witnesses remembered seeing a man matching Mr Walton's description sitting on walls in Crabree Road and Wood Road on Sunday at about 19:00 BST.

He was bleeding heavily and holding his head in his hands but refused help and offers to call an ambulance.

"We are trying to ascertain how Mr Walton has sustained these injuries," said Det Chief Insp Steve Hayes.

"I would urge anyone who recalls seeing Mr Walton, or a man matching his description over the weekend to contact officers as a matter of urgency.

"We are particularly interested in sightings of him during the early part of Sunday evening in the Frimley Road and Crabtree Road areas."

Mr Walton was white, of medium to heavy build, around 5ft 10ins, with short, brown, curly hair and blue eyes.

He was wearing a T-shirt with white stripes on the sleeves, a blue jacket, blue jogging bottoms and trainers.

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