South Norwood painter Patrick Cloherty's death 'not suspicious'

Croydon Guardian: Found dead: James Patrick Cloherty Found dead: James Patrick Cloherty

The death of a painter whose body was found in South Norwood woodland is not being treated as suspicious.

Police confirmed today the body found in Beaulieu Heights on Wednesday was that of Patrick James Cloherty, a 41-year-old from Bromley.

Mr Cloherty, who worked in Wallington for J and S Seddon Painting Limited, had been reported missing reported missing since Tuesday, February 24 at about 7am having last been seen in his home town.

His work vehicle, a red Ford Transit with Seddon written on the side, had already been discovered in Auckland Road on February 26.

A post mortem examination took place this morning (Friday) but police are still awaiting toxicology reports and have yet to ascertain a cause of death.

Police had found the body in woodland off Auckland Road at about 3.40pm on Wednesday, March 4.

Posters asking for information about his whereabouts had been put up in the area.

A neighbour to the Auckland Road entrance of Beaulieu Heights said: "It's terrible, a guy was here about a week ago putting up posters for his missing uncle.

"He told us that his van had been parked down here and it looked like there had been a struggle inside.”

• Did you know Mr Cloherty? Leave your tribute in the comments section below.

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8:11am Sat 7 Mar 09

msmiffy says...

Pat Cloherty qualified carpenter and electrician highly respected martial artist and loving family man.He will be very much missed but never forgotten.Larger than life character with a heart of gold.
Martin Smith
Pat Cloherty qualified carpenter and electrician highly respected martial artist and loving family man.He will be very much missed but never forgotten.Larger than life character with a heart of gold. Martin Smith msmiffy
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2:04am Sun 8 Mar 09

adrian 1 says...

i only knew pat for about 4 months through work he made me laugh and made it worth my while being at work we got on well and i thought he was a lovely man who would do anything for anyone he had a heart of gold r i p dude
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i only knew pat for about 4 months through work he made me laugh and made it worth my while being at work we got on well and i thought he was a lovely man who would do anything for anyone he had a heart of gold r i p dude ade adrian 1
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11:12pm Sun 8 Mar 09

Tina V says...

Worked with Pat about 20 years ago at Lloyds in Erith. A Smashing fella and one of our 'gang'! Very very very sad news and my condolences go out to his family. x
Worked with Pat about 20 years ago at Lloyds in Erith. A Smashing fella and one of our 'gang'! Very very very sad news and my condolences go out to his family. x Tina V
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8:02pm Thu 26 Mar 09

binky26 says...

pat was a lovely genuine man who loved his family dearly. This shouldnt have happpened to him, he was a good man, loved by a lot of people..he really will be missed.Donna.xx
pat was a lovely genuine man who loved his family dearly. This shouldnt have happpened to him, he was a good man, loved by a lot of people..he really will be missed.Donna.xx binky26
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