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 SmartThe 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.