Police have cordoned off an area behind North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple after a man was found dead.

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

Officers were called to the scene at Seven Brethren Industrial Estate following the discovery of a tent with a man dead inside.

Police are currently treating this death as unexplained, and enquiries underway into this matter.

Eyewitnesses reported a police van and a forensic tent at the scene behind the leisure centre, as well as an ambulance.

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