BREAKING NEWS: Body found in Bideford chapel

Police investigate grisly find in abandoned East-the-Water cemetery chapel

A BADLY decomposed body was discovered in disused Bideford chapel yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

The body, thought to be that of an elderly man, was found in an old building next to the Cornwall Farmers store in East-the-Water at around 3pm.

Workers from the store made the grisly find after investigating a smell coming from the adjoining cemetery chapel.

Initial reports suggest the man had been sleeping rough at the chapel for several years and even had his own key to the building.

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Police are investigating the death but are not treating it as suspicious.

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