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High Sheriff of Cornwall pronounced dead after shooting

Anthony Fortescue was the High Sheriff of Cornwall. Credit: Irving of Exeter

The High Sheriff of Cornwall, Anthony Fortescue, has been pronounced dead at his home following a shooting incident.

Police were called to the Boconnoc estate in Lostwithiel yesterday.

They say they are currently investigating, but are not treating the death as suspicious.

Cornwall Council Chairman Ann Kerridge paid tribute to Mr Fortescue today.

“I am saddened to learn of the death of Anthony Fortescue, the High Sheriff. I have been fortunate to spend time with him at many civic events during the year at which he was always gracious and welcoming – a true gentleman.

On behalf of Cornwall Council I send our heartfelt condolences to his wife Elizabeth and their family at this extremely sad time.”

– Cornwall Council Chairman Ann Kerridge
Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country