Man found dead at High Tor named

Posted on 4th June 2014

The man who died after his car left the top of High Tor in Matlock has been named as Stephen Lythgoe (65) of Church Street in Matlock.

Mr Lythgoe’s black Chrysler PT Cruiser was found on Monday morning (June 2) by police officers who had been alerted by a dog walker.  It was lodged in trees down the cliff face of high Tor.

PC Haydn Cox, who is investigating, said: “This is a very unusual incident and the investigation is at an early stage.  It would be wrong to speculate about the cause but we are not treating the death as suspicious. I will be compiling a thorough file for the coroner who will hold an inquest into Mr Lythgoe’s death in due course.

“Anyone who saw anything unusual on High Tor on Sunday night or the early hours of Monday morning should contact me on 101.”

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