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Police were forced to deny they had key evidence days before the Briton was found

Greek police have denied having key evidence in the disappearance of Michael Mosley days before his body was found.

A TV doctor was found dead in the rocky terrain of Symi, days after he disappeared while walking on the Greek island.


A Greek news website claimed that Greek police had footage of Dr. Mosley in the same place where his body was later discovered a few days before he was found.

Local officials confirmed that officers had seen the footage, but claimed they received it after finding Dr Mosley. Detectives also ruled out foul play or criminal conduct.

Michael Mosley

Michael Mosley was found dead on the island

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The footage shows Dr. Mosley disappearing from view as he descends a hill near where his body was later found.

In a statement, local police said: “The Greek Police Headquarters announces that today’s TV report, which refers to possession and non-use by the Greek Police, does not correspond to reality.

“The reality is that the video footage came into the possession of the Greek police after (Michael Mosley)’s body was found.

“It is emphasized that the existing investigative material does not indicate that the British presenter fell from a height.”

The Greek island of Symi

The Greek island of Symi

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Greek police said the TV doctor appears to have died of heat exhaustion after he lost consciousness while walking in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius.

Mosley’s wife, Clare, said in a statement: “It is devastating to lose Michael, my wonderful, funny, kind and brilliant husband. We lived an incredibly happy life together. We loved each other very much.”

Police spokeswoman Constantina Dimoglidou said the body of a person believed to be Mosley was found in the Agia Marina area, north of the village of Pedi, opposite the northeastern beach of Agios Nikolaos, from where Mosley went for a walk.

Mosley, who was holidaying with his wife, was last seen alive at 1.30pm (10.30 GMT) on Wednesday. After his disappearance, his children arrived on Friday on Symi Island, which is about 16 km long and has 2,500 inhabitants.

A satellite image shows the location of the body of British TV presenter Michael Mosley

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The coroner’s interim findings showed that Dr Mosley sat up and then lost consciousness just meters from safety.

Mosley has appeared on programs including the BBC series Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, The One Show on the BBC and This Morning on ITV.

“Absolutely devastating news,” celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said on Instagram. “He has done so much good for public health through his television programs and research.”