Lay-by body not suspicious

Police confirm there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was found near Barnstaple yesterday.

THE DEATH of a man whose body was found in woodland near a lay-by yesterday (Thursday) is not being treated as suspicious.

The deceased was discovered by police officers by the Rooks Bridge picnic area off the A39 between Barnstaple and Bideford at around 6.20am

After police spent hours investigating the area, the body was removed and a post mortem carried out at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Police are continuing to carry out investigations surrounding the death and a file will be submitted to the coroner.


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The man is yet to be formally identified.

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