Exmouth death is ‘not suspicious’

A man was found dead in Exmouth on Friday by a member of the public who spotted his body slumped behind the door of a house.

The air ambulance was called at around 10.45am and landed in the snow-covered London Inn car park after the man was discovered at a house in Church Street.

The police said a member of the public found the man and contacted the emergency services.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “We are treating the death as unexplained and not suspicious. No formal identification has taken place yet.”

An eye witness said cars continued to drive in and out of the car park, at the rear of the Magnolia Centre, while helicopter personnel collected the body.

South West Ambulance Service said the car park was chosen because of its close proximity to the house where the body was found.

A spokesman said: “The next nearest piece of land was the rugby club which is around a quarter of a mile away.

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“The air ambulance was already in the area and was on the scene within five minutes of us receiving the call.”