Death of man found in Barnstaple not being treated as suspicious

The police cordon at the scene near North Devon Leisure Centre.
The police cordon at the scene near North Devon Leisure Centre.

The death of a man whose body was found in Barnstaple yesterday (Wednesday) is not being treated as suspicious.

The police cordon at the scene near North Devon Leisure Centre. Picture: Matt Smart The police cordon at the scene near North Devon Leisure Centre. Picture: Matt Smart

Police were called to Seven Brethren yesterday morning following the discovery of a tent with the man dead inside.

Officers cordoned off the scene, an area behind North Devon Leisure Centre, before carrying out their enquiries.

A spokesman for the police said formal identification had yet to take place and the death was not currently being treated as suspicious.

A file is being prepared for the coroner.


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