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.


You may also want to watch:


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.

Most Read

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

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter